(10 Mar 2020) Since the start of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Chinese schools, universities and research organisations have been in lock down. Many of China’s learners and researchers have needed to stay at home, losing access to vitally important education and research.
Responding to China’s urgent need, IOP Publishing recently announced (in Chinese) it now provides remote online access to scientific information in China. OpenAthens’ secure, single sign-on software and federation infrastructure helped IOP Publishing connect quickly to Chinese institutions, maintaining access for students.
A growing number of service providers are expected to provide federated access in China as the crisis continues. Some of the world’s largest information providers – Clarivate Analytics, Elsevier and ProQuest – switched on remote access for China last month.
The original press release is here.