EconStor team remains active during the Corona PandemicPosted: March 24th, 2020 | Author: Olaf Siegert | Filed under: Monthly Report | Comments Off on EconStor team remains active during the Corona Pandemic
Although a lot of our work is now done from home, the EconStor team at ZBW remains active even in times of the Corona Pandemic.
Since the beginning of last week our organization ZBW has switched to digital mode, i.e. most employees now work from home. But the provision of up to date services remains of critical importance, especially when it comes to freely available scholarly publications. Therefore the Econstor team continues to serve its publishing institutions and its authors with the same commitment as before. We even see a higher usage of our publications in the recent weeks.
Moreover Open Access to scholarly papers is more important than ever in times, where a lot of researchers are working from home and request access to scholarly literature from there but also distribute their new research findings from home. EconStor serves the needs of Economists from around the world by distributing almost 200.000 freely available publications to the Economics community and the public worldwide. The need for Open Access was never so evident as it is now!