Usage of Open Access books during the pandemic

In this webinar, which took place on March 22, 2022, Mirela Roncevic, Knowledge Unlatched, discusses how the past two years have accelerated the need for Open Access (OA) publishing, owing in part to the lingering pandemic.

This presentation shows that, as a result of the pandemic, the usage of OA publications has skyrocketed as researchers and librarians around the world took advantage of the free and unrestricted access afforded to them through OA hosting platforms and services, such as the Open Research Library and OAPEN.

This 45-minute webinar, thus, gives librarians valuable insight into the significant usage of OA books during the pandemic and sheds light on how best to utilize OA resources to continue supporting open research.