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NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative for Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Posted Sep 15, 2017 by Amanda J. Wilson
Category: National

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana.

On September 20th, NLM extended the area of coverage to include areas impacted by Hurricane Maria, and those in Mexico impacted by the recent earthquakes.

The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.

EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the hurricanes in the southeastern United States and Caribbean, please let them know of this service.

Continue reading at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/NLMActivatesEmergencyAccessInitiativeforHarvey_Irma.html

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