Collaborative Initiatives

The UM Libraries engage in collaborative initiatives as opportunities arise that align with our vision, mission and strategic plan.

Present Collaborations | Past Collaborations

Current Collaborative Projects and Initiatives

Esploro / Scholarship@Miami

A development partnership established with the Ex Libris Group in 2017, Esploro, locally known as Scholarship@Miami, is UM’s research information platform. The Scholarship@Miami IR went live in 2020, and since 2022, the platform serves as the source of truth, delivering cross-disciplinary research output data streams to inform other campus systems. Find out more here:

Assessing the Physical Condition of the National Collection

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

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Faculty Research Commons

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

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Geospatial Digital Special Collections (GDSC)

Is a joint initiative between the Institute for Data Science and Computing and the University of Miami Libraries to make geographic data at UM more discoverable, accessible, and interoperable.

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Learning Commons

A collaboration with multiple University of Miami partners.

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

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U-Link Research Sprints

Is a joint initiative between the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship and the University of Miami Libraries. Research Sprints offer University of Miami U-LINK Teams the opportunity to partner with a team of library experts on a component of their broader U-LINK project. Each Research Sprint will take place over the course of two days to address the U-LINK Team’s project-based obstacle and deliver a tangible plan or outcome.

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Past Collaborations

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.

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Leveraging Cultural Resources for Intra-institutional Collaboration

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

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Digitizing the Worlds Most Experienced Airline

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

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