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April 30, 2020 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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COVID-19 NEWS: ReadCube Implements COVID-19 Research Pass Program for Free Content Access

ReadCube introduced the COVID-19 Research Pass (CRP) program “to facilitate access to literature related to COVID-19 research.” It “provides direct access to over 26 million articles and is available to anyone studying or writing about COVID-19” after they complete the application process.

Publishers involved in the program include Springer Nature and Wiley. “Rather than pre-filtering access to specific articles related to COVID-19, the CRP allows researchers to access any article from participating publishers they may need while studying COVID-19, including both open access and content behind paywalls. The ability to access related and prior work can be particularly helpful to researchers studying ways of improving therapies, clinical, and public health outcomes. For example, topics such as ventilators or respiratory syndromes often remain behind paywalls. Additionally, the program can support COVID-19 researchers who are now working remotely and require remote access to literature.”

For more information, read the blog post.



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