(12 November 2013) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in support of medical efforts in the Philippines and surrounding areas following the devastating typhoon Haiyan. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full text articles from over 650 biomedical serial titles and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.
The Emergency Access Initiative 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.
The announcement is here.