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“ Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced the Company has joined VitalSource® in an effort to support students impacted by the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Beginning today and through the remainder of the Spring 2020 term, VitalSource will offer free access to eTextbooks for students at BNED campuses that have closed due to COVID-19.”
3/18 (nothing yet, solution planned by next week):
De Gruyter will be moving to an upgraded platform at the end of March 2020 and providing free access on our current platform would not be prudent.
However, we are currently working on a solution for making the thousands of De Gruyter and university press partner print titles in your library’s collection available digitally for an interim period. We hope to have a solution by the end of next week. Apologies that we cannot do something sooner.
Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to your usual De Gruyter contact.
To help your library manage the COVID-19 outbreak, EBSCO is partnering with publishers to offer free upgrades and discounted pricing for UU access e-book models. Scroll down to see nearly 200 publishers offering UU access at the 1U price.
Press release aimed at faculty: “As you make the mid-semester transition to online classes, many of your students will need to switch from printed to digital versions of Pearson materials. We are committed to helping with this transition, and offer several ways to ensure your students can access materials at no additional cost for the remainder of the term.”
Access via VitalSource or Redshelf for campuses covered by those, or contact link for others.
Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. With many higher education institutions moving into an exclusively online learning environment for the foreseeable future, we hope that easy access to vetted research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers, will help to support teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery for users worldwide.
Among the publishers currently opting to make content free on Project MUSE are Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books). We expect to announce additional participants and will continually update the list of publishers offering free access to content.
Read the full announcement about free access to MUSE content. Please contact MUSE Customer Support with any questions.
3/16 Press release
“If your campus has been closed due to COVID-19, your students on US campuses get a free subscription to Cengage Unlimited through the remainder of the term, which gives them access to all Cengage ebooks and platforms.”
ScienceDirect Textbooks: The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed. Access the title list here (expected to be updated by end of day Wednesday, March 18).
Elsevier also participating in the VitalSource ebook access, and through ProQuest Ebook Central
3/15: Contact: Tony Sanfilippo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We have opened all of this year’s scholarship at OSU Library’s IR Knowledge Bank, and at some point tomorrow all the titles from 2019 to 2015 will open up to join the 600ish other monographs we had rights to that were already open.
We also opened our linguistics textbook which is used at hundreds of universities worldwide. That can be found here: https://kb.osu.edu/handle/1811/91418
Contact: Lanell White email@example.com
In response to the request of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) for “creative solutions that allows critical access to publisher content for the research and public health communities,” University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term.
Beginning on Friday, March 20, access restrictions will be removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC until the end of April 2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized.
[Schol Comm List Serv e-mail]
Complimentary access to the MIT Press Direct collection of eBooks through the end of May 2020. To receive free access to more than 2,770 MIT Press eBooks via MIT Press Direct, librarians may complete this webform or reach out to Emily Farrell (firstname.lastname@example.org, North America) or Jessica Lawrence-Hurt (email@example.com, rest of world).
In addition, we are partnering with ProQuest and EBSCO to allow multi-user access through mid-June to our eBooks purchased on their platforms. We are also working with Project MUSE and University Press Scholarship Online to expand access to backlist eBooks available on their platforms.
We are gracing access for existing subscribers to content hosted on our journals, CogNet, and MIT Press Direct platforms through May 31, 2020.
Finally, we have gone through our journal backfile to select relevant articles from our collection that speak to issues related to pandemics, epidemiology, and other related topics. A list of freely available articles is being maintained and regularly updated on our blog.
Contact: Andrea Lopez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Annual Reviews removes access control in response to COVID-19 pandemic
To assist the many students, faculty, and researchers who are working and studying remotely
during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective today, we have made our journals available to all,
without access control, through Thursday April 30, 2020. On that date, we will assess the need
to extend this policy.
effective today, I am pleased to offer free access to Publishers Weekly’s assets.
We will make the digital magazine available to everyone regardless of whether you subscribe starting with the current issue (March 16, 2020).
Everyone can now access the digital edition of PW from www.digitalpw.com or from the PW app on iOS and Android.
To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.
Amid all this disruption and uncertainty, the Lumen Learning Team stands ready to assist with any rapid transition institutions and educators may be making to online learning, in order to reduce risk and slow the pace of transmission.
Lumen courseware is designed to help at-risk students succeed in digital environments, and we want to make our learning tools and team readily available wherever we may be helpful. We’re taking the following steps to help institutions resolve problems and get students through this term successfully.
Please reach out if the Lumen Team may be of help in any way possible during this period.
- free resources and access so that you and your students will experience as little disruption as possible. These include:
We encourage you to check back regularly as we continue to update with additional resources. Please note: you don’t need to have adopted an OUP text to use these resources. In fact, we encourage you to share this email with any colleagues who you think will find these helpful.
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