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Free access initiatives to electronic resources

22 March 2020

In recent days, many initiatives and resources have been launched to guarantee online access to a wide variety of documents and publications, such as the Harvard Business Review ebook collection, where you will find unlimited access to 600 exclusive ebooks from Harvard Business Review Press.

The campaign of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport 'La cultura en tu casa' encourages the use of existing cultural resources on the Internet.

The National Library of Spain (BNE) will keep open, through its website, the digital services available: the Catalog, the Hispanic Digital Library and the Digital Newspaper Library, among others. It provides free and open access to thousands of digitized documents, including printed books from the 15th to 20th centuries, manuscripts, drawings, prints, brochures, posters, photographs, maps, atlases, sheet music, historical press, and sound recordings.

JSTOR, a digital library that usually requires a subscription, has announced that 6,000 of its ebooks and more than 150 journals will be freely accessible to the public.

Scribd, an online library, covering ebooks, audiobooks and magazine articles, is making all of its content available for free for 30 days.

Through the online database Project Muse, a big number of publishers are also making their scholarly content temporarily accessible. They include the Music Library Association, which has articles on music history; the National Bureau of Asian Research; and the University of California Press.