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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: Academic Libraries
Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts Libraries
A group of scientists and lawyers are starting a new intellectual property pledge, hoping to spur companies and universities to release their IP in the fight against the coronavirus. The pledge is available at https://opencovidpledge.org/ as of 4/1/20.
Includes systematic reviews, guidelines and information, and journal and publisher resources (Elsevier, Lancet, NEJM, etc.) related to Coronavirus. Evidence Aid is a not-for-profit organization in the UK which specializes in collating and summarizing the best-available evidence about how to effectively prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.
3/25/20 -- The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, is working on multiple fronts to aid in the COVID-19 response through new initiatives with the global publishing community and artificial intelligence researchers. NLM is expanding access to scientific papers on coronavirus for researchers, care providers, and the public, and for text-mining research. This work makes use of NLM’s PubMed Central® (PMC), a digital archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences literature. PMC currently provides access to nearly 6 million full-text journal articles.
"This Sidebar reviews the legal provisions that would constrain any efforts to delay or cancel federal elections during a public health crisis or other national emergency. The first part reviews laws pertaining to presidential elections, and the second part reviews laws relevant to congressional elections. "
The current crisis around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shows the importance of unfettered access to scientific and scholarly information, for researchers, professors, students, journalists and non academic professionals alike. Here we provide an overview of what is currently being done to realise that ease of access, on top of regular open access activities. This page will be updated but does not aim at comprehensiveness.
This resource guide was created by ACRL (Association of College & Research Librarries) to support the academic and research library community during global public health crises. The guide features resources for distance education and engagement, free professional development resources, best practices, and up-to-date information from public health officials.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has led a large number of colleges and universities to make substantial changes to how they provide instruction, with many closing campuses and shifting to online courses. This web page gathers together Ithaka S+R’s research and analysis and also describes our related services and initiatives.
As some institutes of higher education (IHE) open in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these considerations for ways in which IHEs can help protect students and employees (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrators) and slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
"We recommend that the Governor, with the help of public health experts, provide a set of 'gating conditions,' which, if satisfied, will allow colleges and universities to reopen their campuses. We also recommend that each institution develop reopening plans with four components." (revised 5/8/20)
For this post, Brandon Butler, Tucker Taylor and I will be talking about the new realities of moving online – focusing on copyright and what I call the “Zoom question!” But first we’ll take a slight detour through a dense and rarely traveled forest of the Copyright Act: Section 110(2), also known as the TEACH Act.
"This page includes selected resources for learning the facts about Coronavirus and examples of how libraries are interrupting not only the spread of misinformation but also related racism and xenophobia."
In our work fact-checking political claims and debunking viral deceptions, we have found a tremendous amount of misinformation on the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a guide to our coverage of the facts. Click on the headlines for the full stories.
"In late December 2019, a new coronavirus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As the disease eventually dubbed COVID-19 spread from that region to the rest of the world, something else came with it — an “infodemic” of rumors and misinformation. [This site is] a compilation of claims we’ve fact-checked so far, separated by category."
As part of a comprehensive effort to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the new strain of coronavirus that causes it, NLP created this resource page to provide accurate information about the pandemic and free resources to educators and the general public.
In response to the significant amount of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomson Reuters and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) are teaming up to provide high school and post-secondary educators with classroom resources that will inspire relevant and rich discussion about media literacy. As part of these efforts, we are offering a podcast titled Slowing the Infodemic: How to Spot COVID-19 Misinformation, as well as a companion short video, infographic, and classroom guide to teach media literacy skills through inquiry based learning. Using these resources, students will gain knowledge about the origin of common information we accept as fact, their role in accepting knowledge without inquiry, the process used by professional journalists to verify information, and the skills necessary to think critically about the media messages around them.