"Headquartered in the Midwest, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. For half a century, these 12 world-class research institutions have advanced their academic missions, generated unique opportunities for students and faculty, and served the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources, and collaborating on innovative programs. Governed and funded by the Provosts of the member universities, CIC mandates are coordinated by a staff from its Champaign, Illinois headquarters."
- CIC website
- CIC homepage
- CIC Director's statement on the Google partnership (via the Internet Archive)
- CIC's Google Book Search FAQ
- CIC-Google Cooperative Agreement (.pdf)