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

COVID-19 and the Global Library Field           

Covid-19’s Impact on Libraries Goes Beyond Books

New Challenges and Opportunities: COVID and Memory

EIFL’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic


Open Access and OER Resources:

Open Textbooks

Covid-19 Resource Hub

Open Educational Resources

Open Culture

Preprint Server for Biology

Preprint Server for Health Sciences

EarthArXiv (Earth Sciences)

AU Common Repository

Public Books Database

How to Use the OER Commons LTI Tool

Open Resources during Covid-19

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

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

Move to Online Learning: 12 Key Ideas

A Hidden Dream: Open Educational Resources

Open and Free Access to Education for All

Expanded Access to Online Resources during COVID-19

UNESCO Guidance on Open Educational Practices during School Closures

UNESCO Digital Archives

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