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Daily Archives: March 19, 2020

Scribd is giving away 1 month of unlimited access for free

Good e-Reader: “Reading subscription service Scribd is offering free access to its library of over one million ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more for the next 30 days (no commitment or credit card information required). Scribd told Good e-Reader that “With the spread of COVID-19 and new regulations put into effect, we know many people are staying close to home, yet still looking for information, distractions and perhaps a mental escape. Scribd wants to support the community by giving people access to the world’s largest library during this global health crisis, and do our small part in helping consumers through times of uncertainty.” …There is more on from Scribd’s CEO, Trip Adler, here. To access the 30 free days of content, please CLICK HERE ..”

How to Clean and Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Stuff

Wired – These are our in-depth best practices for keeping yourself (and just about everything else) clean and virus-free. “There’s something deeply unsettling about stepping out of the home-from-work boredom of self-isolation into the tense, ambient panic of grocery shopping during a pandemic. Normal is a double-sided coin now. At home things feel hyperreal, and… Continue Reading

‘It Feels Like a War Zone’: Doctors and Nurses Plead for Masks on Social Media

The New York Times – As supplies have dwindled, doctors and nurses have improvised ways to make their stock last. Now they’re urging leaders to help. “…Now, doctors, nurses and others are rallying on social media with the hashtag #GetMePPE, referring to personal protective equipment like masks, gowns and face shields, to put pressure on… Continue Reading

JSTOR unlocks set of resources during COVID-19

“To support our institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19. First, we are expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible… Continue Reading

LibGuide – Legal Responses to Coronavirus

“Lynn McClelland has created a new LibGuide on the U.S. legal responses to COVID-19.  Many units of government at all levels have issued, and continue to issue, legal responses to the coronavirus epidemic, and some states have laws pre-dating the epidemic but that have become more relevant, such as quarantine statutes and requirements for paid… Continue Reading

Open-source project spins up 3D-printed ventilator validation prototype in just one week

TechCrunch – “In a great example of what can happen when smart, technically-oriented people come together in a time of need, an open-source hardware project started by a group including Irish entrepreneur Colin Keogh and Breeze Automation CEO and co-founder Gui Calavanti has produced a prototype ventilator using 3D-printed parts and readily available, inexpensive material.… Continue Reading

12 historic sites you can virtually tour from the couch during your quarantine

Washington Post – “As governments across the world implement “social distancing” efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, in some cities, bars, restaurants and other public spaces have been ordered to close. That leaves self-quarantined people with a lot of free time and nowhere to go. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended postponing… Continue Reading