EBSCO [participating publishers]
ProQuest has announced that its Ebook Central titles will have unlimited simultaneous users for over 50 of their included publishers starting next week until June 30th. The full press release provides a list of the publishers. [Participating Publishers]
Our institution has been approved for HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), and it has been activated for campus. Based on the print holdings data that HATHI has, our faculty, staff, and students have reading access to 41.54% of UR's print collection through ETAS.
Once logged in with UR credentials at www.hathitrust.org, users will be able to access the entire public domain corpus plus temporarily have limited access to in-copyright and copyright-undetermined volumes that are held by your library. Your library should avoid lending print items that are in-copyright or copyright-undetermined when a digital copy is available to your students, faculty, and staff in HathiTrust.
Steps for access:
1. Sign in to HATHI, with UR credentials
2. Search for a book title
3. If you see that it’s available through temporary access -- then it is available to view.
4. Click on Temporary Access - then Check out — you get it for 24 hours and it will renew if no one else wants it.
5. While you can’t download an entire book, you can make a page by page pdf save or page scan.
The web pages below provide additional information to help you get started:
The Emergency Temporary Access Service will be available to members of your campus only for as long as the current emergency situation persists. You are responsible for notifying HathiTrust when your library has reopened and access to your physical collections is restored. We will work with you to shut off the service at that time. We wish everyone in your community all the best during this challenging time.
Project MUSE - participating publishers - temporary access to scholarly content for free on their platform. Includes content from Johns Hopking, OSU, University of Nebraska, UNC, Temple, and Vanderbilt Presses.
JSTOR announcement (5-27-20): As colleges and universities confront the fall, it is unclear whether students will be able to return to campus or if learning will again have to be online. Even if students can return, what is clear is that there will be extensive reliance on online resources and instruction. To help the community respond to that challenge and to aid faculty and libraries in planning for the fall semester, we are announcing today that the following expanded access programs will continue through December 31, 2020:
Elsevier - has a centralized place to hold their COVID-19 information and updates and additional offerings during this time (ENDS 6/15/20):
JOVE Science Education Videos - complimentary access ends June 15th. This adds to the library's JOVE collections that we have current subscriptions for:
UR Libraries has set up free access to SAGE Video, SAGE Research Methods Video, and SAGE Knowledge for 90 days. This access ends July 31st.
You can access the content as follows:
To help you and your school’s instructors dive right into these resources, we have gathered links to user guides, tutorial videos, and email templates to help you get the word out to your faculty members. You can find all of those links here.
Library closures caused by the pandemic have affected faculty and students everywhere, requiring publishers like us to devise some interim solutions. In order to help, De Gruyter and our Publisher Partners will offer digital access to the thousands of print books held in university and college libraries. We plan to make 75,000 DRM-free eBooks from ©1650 through ©2016 available on degruyter.com through June 30, 2020. To peruse the list of publishers, number of available titles and highlights from each Partner, please click here.
Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Offering free access to all Bloomsbury Digital Resources until May 31st, 2020
Following a decision to make relevant COVID-19 content free to access, RSP has now removed all access controls on their journals for the time being.
From the publisher:
We want to support our librarian and researcher communities, and understand that people may be working remotely for a long while. We do not want access issues to impede any work for our end-users during this tumultuous time.
Because the paywall will be down, this means that you will have access to additional content for researchers.
Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. We recommend a Laptop/Desktop computer with Google Chrome for the best viewing experience. Textbook content is read only and cannot be downloaded. Free access is available until the end of May 2020.