Many SLA partners are developing new products and services and/or making existing products and services more accessible to special librarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of these partners. The list is being updated on a regular basis, so check back often for current information.
American Economic Association: AEA is providing open access to all journal content on the AEA website through June 2020 to address any difficulties in accessing library subscriptions during the pandemic.
American Psychological Association: APA Publishing is making a variety of resources freely available, including the following:
- Free use of PsychLearn products with students at no cost in summer-term classes
- Free access to relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: ASME has compiled a list of journal articles and conference proceedings that address topics such as the following:
- SARS transmission via liquid droplets
- Mechanisms regulating lung function
- Designing a low-cost portable mechanical ventolator
BioOne: In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and its publishers are making articles related to the coronavirus available via open access through 2020.
Bureau van Dijk: Several free resources are available from Bureau van Dijk to help you understand and navigate the business challenges around the pandemic.
- Covid-19 impacts M&A dealmaking: This article spotlights pharma and medical sectors and discusses the impact of Covid-19 on global mergers and acquisitions during the beginning of 2020.
- Covid-19 re-shapes foreign direct investment: This blog post looks at how the current landscape is reshaping cross-border investment, affecting global mergers and acquisitions and greenfield FDI projects, and presenting opportunities for businesses and agencies on the front line.
- Covid-19 and compliance: Is the lockdown accelerating automation in onboarding and AML? This webinar considers why Covid-19 has heightened awareness of the advantages of digital and automated compliance practices.
- How is lockdown accelerating the need for workflow solutions in transfer pricing? This webinar will help you understand the internal challenges facing businesses in terms of managing TP workflows, and how automating TP documentation and management workflows can increase accuracy.
China Data Institute: A new initiative by the China Data Institute, the Center for Geographical Analysis at Harvard University, and the Geo-Computation Center for Social Sciences at Wuhan University aims to provide resource support for the global study of the COVID-19 virus for research sharing.
Dow Jones Factiva: A free e-book, co-developed with Jinfo Research, will help you transform your research team into a research center of excellence. Download the series of self-assessments and resources to help you and your team adopt research best practices.
EBSCO: EBSCO has created a COVID-19 information portal with links to resources such as updates from state governments, virus transmission forecasts, information about food supply chains, and trending searches on hot topics.
Elsevier: Elsevier is providing free access to COVID-19 resources—including research, textbooks, and clinical information—for librarians, campuses and health professionals.
LexisNexis: “COVID-19 and the Global Media Landscape” uses interactive charts to provide insights into the way the COVID-19 virus is developing across the global media landscape in near-real time. Codes are available so you can embed the charts on your site.
Lucidea invites you to visit its Virtual Exhibit Hall to explore SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto, or GeniePlus, look at exciting new client-driven product enhancements, download eBooks and whitepapers, watch webinars, and chat with experts.
OCLC: OCLC is maintaining a spreadsheet of free content being made available by publishers to libraries and their clients. OCLC is also partnering with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Battelle Laboratories on the REALM (REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums) Project, which is creating and distributing science-based information and best recommended practices to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are using museum, library, and archival services.
ScienceOpen: ScienceOpen, in collaboration with some of its publishing partners, has developed a list of resources for researchers and librarians interested in coronaviruses, COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.
Soutron Global: During the pandemic, Soutron Global is presenting a series of free educational webinars for librarians and information professionals on personal and professional development, delivered by independent and respected industry experts and guest speakers. Webinar details, speaker bios and registration links are available, as are free recordings of sessions that have already taken place.
Springer Nature: Springer is offering COVID-19 library resources (including free content and resources for remote access), free SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 content from books and journals, free access to drug profiles and clinical trials on the coronavirus, and free access to 160+ coronavirus protocols and methods.
Statista: Statista has created several free resources showing the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the global economy, major industries, and regions such as Asia and Europe.
Wiley has created a microsite to highlight newly published content (free of access restrictions) related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Wiley is also making a collection of journal articles and its book chapters on coronavirus research freely available to the global scientific community.
World Scientific: World Scientific is providing existing library customers with an automatic upgrade of their journal access to one that includes ALL World Scientific journal content published from 2001 through June 30, 2020.