[Eril-l] Temporary e-book access for distance-learning mode during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Arndt,Theresa arndtt at dickinson.edu
Wed Mar 11 13:20:35 PDT 2020

See is DOAB - “Directory of Open Access Books” https://doabooks.org/
Per their FAQ:  All publishers in DOAB (listed here: http://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=publisher&uiLanguage=en) are screened for their peer review procedures and licensing policies. It’s a very recent list and there are many publishers not on it yet, but you can trust these publishers.

Also see Open Access Books on JSTOR:  https://about.jstor.org/whats-in-jstor/books/open-access-books-jstor/
“More than 6,000 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press, are now available at no cost to libraries or users.”

Good luck!   - Theresa

Theresa Arndt
Library & Information Services
Dickinson College
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Hi Diane,

You might want to try ProjectMuse Open Access monographs.  They also provide MARC records for their titles


On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 12:53 PM Diane Westerfield <dwesterfield at coloradocollege.edu<mailto:dwesterfield at coloradocollege.edu>> wrote:

Hi all,

I wanted to broach the subject of campuses closing because of COVID-19 concerns, and how libraries are going to support distance learning.

My institution is a small residential liberal arts college. Our patrons have a preference for print books, at least for reading in depth. We are not really set up for unplanned distance learning, but here we are. https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/coronavirus/

So my question is, how can we fill the gap for a month or three for books? We do have a lot of ebooks, but I can’t think of anything we have for modern literature/fiction (the only fiction ebooks are in special historical sets like Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Early English Books Online). We’re somewhat light on humanities, compared to all the science and social science e-books we get from Springer and Elsevier. Are there vendors who can serve fiction ebooks in an EZ Proxy/single-sign on environment? Who is good for humanities e-books?

On a side note - we have a few Project Gutenberg titles in our catalog. I’ve just asked our lead cataloger if we can update the MARC records; at least we can have out-of-copyright full text works linked from our catalog. This would flesh out the 1800s and early 1900s literature somewhat. We can also direct patrons to Google Books and Internet Archives.

On another note: There may be an increase in requests for book chapters to be scanned so that faculty can post readings to Canvas. As we are heavily reliant on student workers for Circulation, ILL, and book shelving, there may have to be a reshuffling of library staff/librarians to handle some of this work.


Diane Westerfield, Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Colorado College, Tutt Library
diane.westerfield at coloradocollege.edu<mailto:diane.westerfield at coloradocollege.edu>
(719) 389-6661

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Carla Brooks, MSLS
English and African & African-American Studies Librarian
University of Michigan-Dearborn
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Dearborn, MI 48128
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