Open Access in the Context of COVID-19
Perhaps more than any other time, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has foregrounded the importance of open access in support of the dissemination of scholarly resources. With regard to COVID-related research specifically, pre-print servers (ArXiv, BioRxiv, MedArXiv, etc) are playing a vital role in disseminating and advancing research on pace with the pandemic. Publishers are also providing access to research resources in unprecedented and creative ways. At the center are libraries, which are responsible for aggregating information about and access to established and emerging OA initiatives, while also developing strategies to support OA in the future. Learn more about how OA helps and develops during COVID-19 from pre-print servers, publishing, and library vantage points.
Speakers include Eleonora Presani, Executive Director of arXiv, Charles Watkinson, Director of University of Michigan Press and AUL for Publishing, University of Michigan Library, and Curtis Brundy, AUL for Collections, Scholarly Communication, and Technical Service, Iowa State University Library.