Covid-19 Resources for Academics and Students – Free access to entire Wits University Press eBook collection in university libraries

In this time of unprecedented crisis, when universities are developing online teaching systems and academics are working from home, Wits University Press is joining a large number of international university presses and academic publishers in providing access to content for students and researchers. We have partnered with JSTOR and Proquest to provide all subscribing libraries with unlimited access to our digital collection of almost 200 books up to 1 July 2020.  
 
Libraries that already have a license with JSTOR or Proquest Books collections can now access the entire Wits University Press eBook collections.  Access is gained from the participating/subscribing libraries’ websites.
Libraries that have licenses only for JSTOR and Proquest Journal collections can complete a form that will enable unlimited access to JSTOR’s COVID-19 ebook collection.

Please notify your colleagues and library users of this expanded access to our collection.

For Librarians

If your library is not a subscriber to the Books Collections, please follow these links to gain immediate access:

JSTOR:  https://about.jstor.org/covid19/

Once you sign up, your library will have access to not only Wits UP’s books, but also books from 84 other presses who opted into the program, too, as well as a collection of archive journal content.
 
Proquest:  https://www.proquest.com/products-services/ebooks/ebooks-main.html#whatsnewSection

ProQuest Ebook Central customers impacted by COVID-19 will get unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings from a growing list of high-demand publishers through to June 19.This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically receive an unlimited access copy during this period.

Useful metrics and statistics:

JSTOR and Proquest will monitor usage trends which we’ll be happy to share with libraries so that they can improve their offering to researchers and students.  Libraries are encouraged to maintain COUNTER compliant records of usage during this period, which will be very useful for publishers, aggregators and libraries.
 

Wits University Press is pleased to be able to offer this extended service during this difficult time, and thank you for your continued support.

Useful links:

Look through our current catalogue here.

Request a price list or a print/digital copy of our latest cataloguehere.

See our latest and backlist titles here.

Find ordering and distribution information here.

For more information contact Corina.vanderspoel@wits.ac.za

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