Copyright & A2K Issues - 27 May 2020

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Libraries and COVID-19

Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Library Services and Resources

https://icolc.net/system/files/2020MarchCOVID-19ICOLCStatementEnglish.pdf

COVID-19 and the Global Library Field

https://www.ifla.org/covid-19-and-libraries           

Covid-19’s Impact on Libraries Goes Beyond Books

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19-libraries-impact-goes-beyond-books/

New Challenges and Opportunities: COVID and Memory

https://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2020/05/18/new-challenges-and-opportunities-covid-and-memory/

EIFL’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

https://www.eifl.net/news/eifls-response-covid-19-pandemic

 

Open Access and OER Resources:

Open Textbooks

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/OA_Books

Covid-19 Resource Hub

https://www.ihs.nl/en/resources/covid-19-resource-hub

Open Educational Resources

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/Open_Educational_Resources

Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com/

Preprint Server for Biology

https://www.biorxiv.org/

Preprint Server for Health Sciences

https://www.medrxiv.org/

Africarxiv.org

https://info.africarxiv.org/

EarthArXiv (Earth Sciences)

https://eartharxiv.org/

AU Common Repository

https://archives.au.int/

Public Books Database

http://www.publicbooks.org/public-books-database/

How to Use the OER Commons LTI Tool

https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/13917-how-to-use-the-oer-commons-lti-tool/view

Open Resources during Covid-19

https://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/COVID

MOOCs and OER: Developments and Contributions for Open Education and Open Science

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-4276-3_10

Introducing the World’s Largest Medical Repair Database, Free for Everyone

https://bit.ly/2X4TqNq

Move to Online Learning: 12 Key Ideas

http://davecormier.com/edblog/2020/05/17/move-to-online-learning-12-key-ideas/

A Hidden Dream: Open Educational Resources

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-4276-3_4

Open and Free Access to Education for All

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-4276-3_1

Expanded Access to Online Resources during COVID-19

https://libguides.csuchico.edu/CovidExpandedAccess

UNESCO Guidance on Open Educational Practices during School Closures

https://bit.ly/2Tq1Hte

UNESCO Digital Archives

https://digital.archives.unesco.org/en/

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