ACCESS@LibraryLearningSpace – 172nd issue
Free educational resources provided to learners affected by coronavirus outbreak
While schools in COVID-19 affected areas including China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea are still closing, many publishers or service providers are giving free, or nearly free solutions to help students and learners to study remotely. Here are a few of them.
Free resources for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
To fight against the epidemic of 2019 Novel Coronavirus and support researchers around the world for a clearer picture of the virus and possible solutions, academic publishers provide open access to related researches from their collections. The list is constantly updating.
UNESCO guide on distance learning solutions to mitigate COVID-19 school closures
In response to school closures caused by COVID-19, UNESCO recommends the use of distance learning programmes to limit the disruption of education.
China shifts from reliance on international publications
After years of pushing Chinese researchers to publish in prestigious international journals, China have released a document aimed at reducing “excessive reliance” on Science Citation Index (SCI) papers for academic promotions, job offers and allocation of research funding.
Measuring the success of transformative agreements
Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, seeks to measure the “success” of experience existing transformative agreements.
Case studies: reframing library support to take research outputs to non-academic audiences
This article outlines recent exploratory steps the University of Manchester Library has taken to help researchers to reach broader audiences with simpler expressions of their work and social media promotion.