Whilst we are on our way towards a situation where 100% open access is the norm, we look at the ways that academic libraries can help guide authors and institutes to make good decisions in the rapidly developing field of open access publishing.
Due to the coronavirus situation several measures have been taken. We are all working from home as much as possible. Teaching staff are busy to facilitate online classes and other digital learning materials for their students. How can teachers best apply copyright under the changed circumstances?
With the announcement on Friday 13 March that the Leiden University Libraries would close and that all people in the Netherlands should take steps to avoid social contact, the CDS team packed up their laptops and prepared to work from home. What does this mean for the services that we deliver?
Thanks to an Elsevier Fellowship for Digital Scholarship, Paolo Rossini spent two months collaborating with members of the CDS. Using digital tools, he reconstructed the networks of René Descartes and his supporters from epistolary sources.