Collaborative Initiatives

The UM Libraries engage in collaborative initiatives as opportunities arise that align with our vision, mission and strategic plan. The following is a selection of current collaborative projects and initiatives:

Assessing the Physical Condition of the National Collection

A Mellon-funded initiative led by the Library of Congress, and in collaboration with Princeton, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado and the Boston Library Consortium.

Conversation Project

The Conversation Project is an effort by University of Miami librarians to engage proactively with teaching and research faculty through one-on-one, in-person conversations in order to better understand their needs and the ways that libraries can adapt our services, resources, and spaces in response. The Project complements other library assessment efforts, such as online surveys, that the University of Miami Libraries deploys to gather faculty feedback.

CREATE: Leveraging Cultural Resources for Intra-institutional Collaboration

A Mellon-funded Initiative in collaboration with the Lowe Art Museum.

Digitizing the Worlds Most Experienced Airline

A CLIR-Funded initiative with UM as lead institution in collaboration with Duke University and HistoryMiami.


A development partnership with the Ex Libris Group.

Faculty Research Commons

A collaboration with UM’s Research Office and U-LINK program.

Learning Commons

A collaboration with multiple University of Miami partners.


In partnership with the Office of Research and the Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge (U-LINK).