March 19th, 2020 | Category : Community Engagement

8 examples you can replicate to support the emerging needs of your institution during the COVID-19 virus pandemic

In these turbulent and uncertain times, it’s comforting when people come together. And our Digital Commons Community is a great example of coming together to help one another problem solve.

With the whirlwind of campus closures, remote working, moving classes online, conference cancellations and more, librarians need all the help they can get to better support their constituents. Luckily, your fellow repository administrators have wonderful examples of what they’re doing to support their now-disrupted institutions. Here are some useful models for how your Digital Commons-hosted repository is already poised to address one (or more) of the new situations you’re currently having to deal with:

Teaching Commons is a discovery portal that collects high-quality open education resources across Digital Commons sites. All materials are open access and openly licensed for educational use. Feel free to point out the site to faculty who may be struggling to adapt their materials for online use — someone may have already done the work for them!

Our dedicated Consulting Services team continues to be available to help you with any needs you may have. Please do reach out to your consultant or contact us at . We’re online and ready to support.

If you have a Twitter example like Elisabeth’s above, or a relevant collection that would serve as a useful example to share with the Community, please include our Twitter handle, @bepress_DC ― we’ll ensure we retweet it far and wide.

From our community to yours, please stay safe and healthy!