JSTOR resources during COVID-19 - Expanded free access
To support our institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available through June 30, 2020 to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.
Kudos Pro opened up to help researchers continue to communicate
Kudos offers free use of Kudos Pro to help researchers keep communicating during pandemic disruption
For immediate release – Oxford, UK – May 1st, 2020 – Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact, has today announced that it is opening up its leading research communications platform – Kudos Pro – to the global academic community, with complimentary access for 60 days. Over 1,000 researchers around the world have already signed up for complimentary access following an exclusive pre-launch.
With campuses closed and conferences cancelled, Kudos Pro provides the tools needed for academics in all fields to ensure continued communication of critical research insights. For researchers whose work is relevant to COVID-19 and its implications – from diagnosis and treatment to online education – Kudos Pro makes it quick and easy to rapidly communicate research results and recommendations.
Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Director of the Health Advancement Research Team at the University of Lincoln, UK comments that: "The new projects pages are an excellent idea, very straightforward and easy to use. The showcase generated also looks good and is user-friendly.”
Kudos Pro is uniquely designed to help research make their work visible not only within the academic community, but also to government, journalists, educators, practitioners, industry and the general public. Researchers can explain, share and showcase their work – helping accelerate broad understanding and uptake of research knowledge and reducing the barriers between experts and their audiences. Kudos Pro also helps distributed teams, working remotely, to collaborate for impact and extend their networks, both within and outside of academia.
Kudos Pro represents a significant step forwards in research communications – helping reach and engage stakeholders at the earliest possible point in the research process, and leveraging a wide range of communication tools and formats, such as social media, infographics, blogs, videos, dissertations and posters.
“COVID-19 is stimulating a rapid change in how research is communicated,” says Melinda Kenneway, CEO of Kudos. “Look at some of the innovation we’re already seeing – with global collaboration despite huge restrictions in face-to-face contact, and accelerated industry partnerships. The pace of adoption of new tools has accelerated, which is particularly exciting because of the long-term benefits that this will bring about in terms of how research is communicated.”
Kudos is already used by over 350,000 researchers from leading institutions, all over the world. Anyone signing up during May will benefit from 60 days’ complimentary use of Kudos Pro.
Coronavirus-related research will also be promoted in Kudos’ newly launched COVID-19 Research Showcase, a ‘research hub’ of simple explanations and trustworthy interpretations of the facts, designed to counter fake news around diagnosis, treatment and related topics.
BIP Finder of valuable publications for COVID-19
Βρείτε στο BIP Finder την απήχηση (impact) ερευνητικών δημοσιεύσεων για τον COVID-19.
COVID-19 global health crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has continued to evolve on a global basis and the world is currently facing an unprecedented situation and we hope that you and your families are doing well under these difficult circumstances.
We at Elsevier are doing everything in our power to make sure we can serve our customers and other stakeholders to help minimizing the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic where possible. We are committed to supporting institutions in this challenging situation when locations are closed, and most people are working remotely.
Our aim is also to provide a meaningful contribution to accelerate the fight against the coronavirus. Building on the Elsevier Elsevier COVID-19 Information Center that we set up at the start of the outbreak, we are now enabling full text and data mining through channels such as the NIH’s PubMed Central and the WHO database for free and without copyright limitations. Please see further examples of our efforts to support you, our customers, partners and the research and health communities overall. We trust that you will find them useful.
It is important to us to protect our people and by now most of our offices are closed. However, our teams are working remotely and are fully committed to continue to work with you in this exceptional situation and support you in the best possible way. We welcome your feedback and suggestions and we would like to thank those of you, who provided their feedback and expressed their needs already. At this moment we are working on implementing your feedback wherever possible and please do not hesitate to contact us with any further request or comments that you might have to support or improve your current situation.
Our Customer Consultant Sarah Rodrigues, email@example.com, will be available to support you with any request or question that you might have.
Elsevier remains committed and we hope that you and your families and friends stay safe during this challenging time.
COVID-19: information on accessing the Emerald Insight platform off-site
In light of the current situation and government enforced social distancing, we want to ensure that all users are still able to access emerald.com/insight in the coming months. To limit disruption, we would like to share some guidance and support resources.
The following authentication options are available for off-site access:
- Proxy access
- Federated access (Shibboleth/OpenAthens)
- Organization Access Numbers
- Referring URL
Don’t forget, we have a number of guides to support user access including ‘how to create a Profile and register an Organisation Access Number’. These can be downloaded here.
We have collated research related to COVID-19 and management of epidemics and the wider impact on society and made it freely available here. Please share this with your library users.
Current economics & business research on the impact of
Corona + economics and business related publications that are currently
We compiled a newspost with some current information that might be of interest to you:
It covers current economics and business research on the impact of Corona as well as economics and business related publications that are currently freely available because the publishers opened their gates during the crisis.
For those of you who speak German: We offer a motivational newsletter for students (in German) to help them keep their spirits up during the time of isolation. (It is on the German Corona-Infopage.)
Best regards and please stay healthy.
Library Journal Offers Temporary Free Access to All Digital Content
During COVID-19 Crisis
To support the work of the library and publishing community as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, Library Journal is offering temporary free access to the digitized edition of LJ, as well as all the content on our website.
Our goal is to provide timely, accurate updates related to COVID-19 as it pertains to libraries and the communities you serve, as well as to better enable you to engage with the challenges ahead from wherever you are working by making sure you can access the news, reviews, and information Library Journal provides every day.
On the website, we have created a temporary full-access pass for all readers to all of our premium content, usually available only to
SIAM – Free resources and remote access
During this unprecedented time, we at SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) want to send our very best wishes to the institutional librarians in our community and everyone in your networks. Our staff are at home and working hard to continue the high level of support we provide.
To keep librarians informed, I’m sharing key steps SIAM has taken in response to the COVID-19 epidemic that may be of interest to you –
1) FREE Content –
· The SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines, is freely available to all for one year: https://epubs.siam.org/page/EpidemiologyCollection.
· SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science (epubs.siam.org/simods) continues to be freely available this year during its introductory launch period
2) Remote access options available – we offer unlimited simultaneous users via VPN or proxy; other remote access options include Shibboleth, access tokens and Google Scholar’s CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access). If you have any remote access needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you
3) Grace period for renewals extended to end of May 2020 to help maintain seamless access for your library patrons. However, please do process your SIAM renewal as soon as possible. As a nonprofit society, this period is proving particularly challenging for SIAM and we hope we can rely on the support of our institutional librarians during this time
4) Possible delays on print journals and books – SIAM staff continue to fulfill print orders to the best of our ability; however, items may take longer than usual to arrive due to carrier delays and shipping restrictions
5) Latest SIAM updates available at go.siam.org/COVID19 , particularly around conference cancellations/postponements
For inquiries about your institution’s SIAM holdings, please contact me at email@example.com.
We appreciate your ongoing support of SIAM and wish you good health.
Εθνικό Κέντρο Τεκμηρίωσης (ΕΚΤ) και ενημέρωση για COVID-19
Νέα ιστοσελίδα του Εθνικού Κέντρου Τεκμηρίωσης και Ηλεκτρονικού Περιεχομένου
(ΕΚΤ) για έγκυρη πληροφόρηση για την αντιμετώπιση της πανδημίας COVID-19 που
απευθύνεται στην ερευνητική κοινότητα και σε κάθε πολίτη που ενδιαφέρεται
για τις εξελίξεις της επιστημονικής έρευνας στον τομέα αυτό.
Updated: Resources from Elsevier as part of Coronavirus response2>
Elsevier has created the web page below with the resources available to researchers, clinicians, and libraries/campuses as well as remote access information. We will update this page continually as more information and resources become available.
Free access to COVID-19 research
As scholarly publishers the work we do in partnership with editors, scholarly societies and librarians to curate, make discoverable and rapidly disseminate research means we have a critical role to play in the current emergency.
Our CEO, Annie Callanan outlines how we have been working to provide the research community with free access to COVID-19 research here .
We have also launched a microsite consolidating journal and book resources on COVID-19. This is currently being updated based on daily keyword scans of articles in production to ensure that we are making all COVID-19 research free at the point of publication.
Support for remote learning
We understand that many of you, along with your library users, will be making adjustments to your professional and personal lives as you switch to working from home and adapt to remote teaching.
We do not anticipate any disruption to service on our Taylor & Francis Online and Taylor & Francis eBooks platforms. Our staff are on hand to help if users are experiencing any difficulties with remote access, and we will ensure that guidance on how to do this remains updated.
Instructions on enabling remote access for Taylor & Francis Online are available. We are currently in the process of adding additional options to support off-campus access and will be updating this page in the next few weeks as these become available. We will also notify you by email at that point.
Details on how to enable remote access authentication for ebooks on Taylor & Francis eBooks are also available.
We are proud to be working with several partners to support access to our ebooks and etextbooks. For students who are no longer able to access core textbooks on campus because their university has closed, we are providing free access to ebooks through our partnerships with VitalSource, Kortext (in conjunction with JISC), and Red Shelf through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
We are working with our suppliers and distributors to minimise disruption to print distribution journals, but we do anticipate there may be some problems with getting print copies to you.
For books, we have temporarily stopped offering print inspection copies, print desk copies, and print media review copies. We are committed to ensuring customers have access to books and given the increasing uncertainty on print delivery, our ebook option for these services is our most reliable delivery and access option.
We will continue to work with all of our stakeholders through this crisis to champion trusted, peer-reviewed research and ensure it is made available as rapidly as possible to enable those involved in policy making to make informed decisions, and to expedite drug discovery and treatments to help those who are most in need.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Latest news and free resources from BMJ
Δωρεάν πρόσβαση στη βάση της Statista
Εξαιτίας της κατάστασης του κοροναϊού, προσφέρουμε δωρεάν πρόσβαση για τα μέλη του Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιώς στην βάση της Statista, για την έρευνα δεδομένων σχετικά με τις οικονομικές επιπτώσεις του κοροναϊού και άλλα οικονομικά δεδομένα.
Μπορείτε να δημιουργήσετε λογαριασμό (Basic Account) από εδώ : https://www.statista.com/accounts/
και να έχετε πρόσβαση στα βασικά στατιστικά στοιχεία καθώς και την δυνατότητα να τα
Προσοχή: Για να έχετε πρόσβαση ο λογαριασμός σας πρέπει να δημιουργεί με το ακαδημαϊκό σας email (με διευθύνσεις @ unipi.gr, @ webmail.unipi.gr).
COVID-19 resources freely available through society publishers
Accucoms works closely with several publishers that have signed the Wellcome Trust-coordinated initiave for making COVID-19 content freely available to help the pandemic.
Below you find a great list of resources from different publishers:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Latest news and research on Covid-19
American Medical Association
JAMA Network COVID-19 information collection
American Society of Clinical Oncology
General resources and information.
American Society of Nephrology
Resources for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities.
American Society for Microbiology
Free access to research articles about COVID-19 & toolkit to help spread information.
BioOne and their publishers have made articles related to coronavirus available via open access through 2020.
DUKE University Press
Information on how we navigate the spread of communicable diseases. Listed books are free to read online until June 1, 2020, and journal articles are free until October 1.
Microbiology Society has brought together articles from across their portfolio and made this content freely available.
New England Journal of Medicine
Collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The Royal Society
Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak.
We expect to see more resources come out as the situation develops, so keep checking these links, and please share them with researchers and colleagues. We're all working from home and still reachable through our emails and phone.
Resources available from Elsevier
Here’s a list of resources that are freely accessible to help your users and campuses. This list is being updated as initiatives are rolled out and I hope to have one URL for continuous updates soon.
Novel Coronavirus Information Center: Elsevier’s free health and medical research on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information Center for nursing and healthcare educators: https://evolve.elsevier.com/education/educational-trends/coronavirus-res...
ScienceDirect Textbooks: The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed. Access the title list here (expected to be updated by end of day Wednesday, March 18).
VitalSource and Elsevier Partner to Provide ebook Access to Students
To assist students at disrupted semester-calendar schools who are losing access to course materials due to COVID-19 campus closures, VitalSource has been joined by publishers and partners to offer free access to ebooks to students whose classes have moved online from March 16 through May 25, 2020. Students will be able to access the expansive catalog of ebooks from participating publishers through the VitalSource Bookshelf app effective immediately.
Elsevier Participates in ‘RedShelf Responds’ COVID-19 Initiative
Under the label of ‘RedShelf Responds’, RedShelf is collaborating with its publishing partners to offer free access to ebooks for the remainder of the semester for currently enrolled students impacted by recent campus closings. Semester-calendar schools of authorized programs will be allowed free access to ebooks from March 16 through May 25, 2020.
ProQuest and EBSCO Access
ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOHost customers impacted by COVID-19 will get automatic upgrades to unlimited concurrent access (from single user or 3U) to all owned Elsevier titles through mid-June.
In response to the ICOLC Statement (this is rapidly evolving, more to come)
Making any relevant content and data sets about COVID-19, Coronaviruses (regardless of species affected), vaccines, antiviral drugs, etc. currently behind subscription-only paywalls Open Access immediately to facilitate research, guide community public health response, and accelerate the discovery of treatment options.
1. Elsevier is making all its research and data content on its COVID-19 Information Center available to PubMed Central, the archive of biomedical and lifescience at the US. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, and other publicly funded repositories globally, such as the WHO COVID database, for as long as needed while the public health emergency is ongoing.https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/corporate/elsevier-gives-f...
Allowing the maximum extent of copyright limitations, exception and fair use, even if contractually restricted, to enable institutions to continue their vital teaching missions as campuses transition to an online, remote format.
ScienceDirect is an unlimited access platform, there is no restriction on concurrent usage.
For Elsevier content on ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCO host access restrictions have been temporarily lifted to allow for unlimited concurrent usage.
We are in the process of creating a resource center that will centralize all of the information and provide updates regularly.
Interim advice for preparedness and response to cases of COVID-19 at points of entry in the European Union (EU)/EEA Member States (MS)
Διαρκής ενημέρωση από την Ε.Ε.
τα φαινόμενα έξαρσης της επιδημίας του κορωνοϊού COVID-19 έχουν οδηγήσει πολλούς εκδότες να ανοίξουν -έστω παροδικά- επιστημονικά άρθρα που εστιάζουν σε αυτόν τον ιό. Παράλληλα, ανοικτές υπηρεσίες και υποδομές πλαισιώνουν με τον τρόπο τους την αξιόπιστη πληροφόρηση στην οποία πρέπει να έχουν οι ερευνητές.
Η ΒΚΠ στην προσπαθειά της να ενισχύσει το έργο των ερευνητών των Επιστημών Υγείας του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών και των Νοσοκομειακών Μονάδων της Περιφέρειας Δυτικής Ελλάδος έχει επιλέξει πηγές επιστημονικής πληροφόρησης που εστιάζουν στον κορωνοϊό COVID-19 και που σε αυτή τη φάση διατίθενται με ελεύθερο και ανοικτό τρόπο. Ο κατάλογος των πηγών είναι στη διάθεσή σας για την ενίσχυση του ερευνητικού δυναμικού στις πόλεις και Περιφέρειες σας.
Ελπίζουμε να φανούν χρήσιμες.
Οι πηγές αυτές συγκεντρώνονται στην ιστοσελίδα ενημέρωσης https://library.upatras.gr/news/covidinformation. Κάθε νέα αξιόλογη πηγή πληροφόρησης και δεδομένων θα προστίθεται, αφού πρώτα κριθεί ότι συγκεντρώνει έναν σημαντικό όγκο αξιοπίστης πληροφορίας.
Αναπληρωτής Προϊστάμενος ΒΚΠ Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών