Against the Grain contributor Nancy Herther reports that earlier this week, vendors and publishers began opening up content access to facilitate online instruction and research during the COVID-19 outbreak. The freely available content can be partial or complete access, some with specific end-dates, and others with unknown end dates. This access does not necessarily correspond with COVID-19 topical content. For example, Kanopy has opened up access to select streaming content, as permission is granted by the content owners. This content may be helpful to instructors who need to teach online.
Rather than compile her own internal lists, Nancy asked nationally if anyone had begun tracking these resources. She has learned of three resources (as of today). Nancy imagines the lists will grow.
We agree, so if you learn of any similar resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or gilsont@ cofc.edu. We will add them to the list that Nancy has started.
- Florida: Publisher/Vendor Support for Access to E-Resources in Response to COVID-19
- Wheaton College Libguide: COVID-19 Offers and Resources
- UMass, et al: Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access