[Eril-l] [EXTERNAL] Facilitating user access to online resources with expanded/free access during this crisis?

Beth M. Johns bmjohns at SVSU.edu
Thu Mar 19 08:21:11 PDT 2020

Thanks Kelly!  I've borrowed your idea for our AtoZ list as well.


Beth M. Johns, MLIS

E-Resources Librarian

Saginaw Valley State University

Melvin J. Zahnow Library

pronouns: she/her/hers

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Subject: Re: [Eril-l] [EXTERNAL] Facilitating user access to online resources with expanded/free access during this crisis?

We’re adding them to our Databases – A-Z page and tagging them as COVID-19. Just started doing this project about 30 minutes ago, so literally a work in progress.


Will include link to all of these in our COVID-19 info libguide. https://libguides.eku.edu/covid-19<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flibguides.eku.edu%2Fcovid-19&data=02%7C01%7Cbmjohns%40svsu.edu%7C92164c0f0901448c625908d7cb5d8ae6%7C550f45ff3e8342a197d970ad8935b0c5%7C0%7C1%7C637201474938650000&sdata=430HBweTD8szXdLHODAz2ERDDzjrKl8PCIlWyUZS5CI%3D&reserved=0>

Some of these are platforms and textbook resources and not traditional published eBooks. For the ones that are more traditional (Cambridge, etc.) we will temporarily add them to EDS Discovery.


Kelly Smith

Coordinator of Collections and Discovery

Eastern Kentucky University Libraries

kelly.smith2 at eku.edu<mailto:kelly.smith2 at eku.edu> | Research Guides<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flibguides.eku.edu%2Fprf.php%3Faccount_id%3D300&data=02%7C01%7Cbmjohns%40svsu.edu%7C92164c0f0901448c625908d7cb5d8ae6%7C550f45ff3e8342a197d970ad8935b0c5%7C0%7C1%7C637201474938650000&sdata=KfPwdH1FyOodAGB4Zl%2BwanBDXjYcaL8%2Bs04O24W3vdc%3D&reserved=0>


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Subject: Re: [Eril-l] [EXTERNAL] Facilitating user access to online resources with expanded/free access during this crisis?

I am curious as to what others are doing as well. Currently, we are updating an internal page with the opened content (some specific to our institution) for librarian outreach. If our initial remote work period continues, we will consider activating our content in our knowledgebase among other things. Looking forward to hearing from others.

Thank you,


Marianne Watson

Director of Resource Management and Description

Falvey Memorial Library

Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085

marianne.watson at villanova.edu<mailto:marianne.watson at villanova.edu>


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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Eril-l] Facilitating user access to online resources with expanded/free access during this crisis?

Hi all,

I was curious to know what other libraries are doing to facilitate access to expanded/free access to online resources provided by vendors (which we very much appreciate!) during this crisis. Our OER librarian is putting a list together in a LibGuide and we are working to make that more prominent on our website. But this falls outside the ER ecosystem that our users access to get their online materials.

Is anyone activating or updating holdings in their knowledge base, databse listing, discovery tool or library catalog? We want to take advantage of the opportunities the vendors are providing to connect our users to these resources but a lot of our capacity at the moment is being focused on managing impacts to the physical library and workplaces as our university and library transitions to online-only.

Any examples, suggestions, etc., would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Mariah L. Harvey, MLS

Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian

Miller Nichols Library

University of Missouri-Kansas City

800 East 51st St

Kansas City, MO 64110



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