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Wits University Press

Resources for Academics and Students during Covid-19: Making the entire Wits University Press eBook collection available to your university library

Wits University Press is joining a large number of international university presses and academic publishers in providing free access to content for students and researchers. We have partnered with JSTOR and Proquest to provide all libraries with unlimited access to our digital collection of almost 200 books up to 1 July 2020.

Wits University libraries have an agreement with JSTOR and Proquest Books collections, so all students and researchers can now access the entire Wits University Press eBook collections. Access to eBooks is gained through subscribing/participating libraries.

For more details: Media Release Covid-19 - Access To Wits University Press Resources


Pearson Digital Literacy Citizenship

With more work than ever before happening online, possessing the skills and tools to work on digital platforms is no longer only an advantage but has become vitally important. At Pearson, we recognise the importance of acquiring the digital skills users need to flourish in South Africa. Our Digital Literacy Citizenship course is a self-paced online, modular and nonlinear programme for South Africans who need to build their 21st-century digital literacy skills and will be FREE to new users registering in April.

For more details: Pearson Response To Covid-19


Cambridge University Press

CUP is providing free access to a collection of over 1,700 ebooks hosted on Cambridge Core, for university libraries and their associated students and faculty. This collection includes HTML Textbooks, Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements. Free access is available until the end of May 2020 but access must be set up via your librarian. All South African universities have already been enrolled.

For more details: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/covid-19-resources-and-information


Van Schaik Publishers

Van Schaik Publishers offers lecturers free access to support material with permission to distribute suitable resources to students. The resources include PowerPoint® Cases, Questions, Glossaries, Flashcards, and images, tables and diagrams from textbooks. We have several solutions to make ebooks available for students working towards 1st semester exams without access to libraries or bookstores. Please email either Allan – allan.walker@vanschaiknet.com or Julia – jread@vanschaiknet.com with your particular needs and requirements. We hope to announce further options in the near future.

For more details: Covid-19 Support


Oxford University Press South Africa

Oxford University Press South Africa Higher Education Division publishes academically rigorous text books for students in South African institutions, and offers free digital resources to prescribing lecturers.

For more details: Oxford University Press SA during the Covid-19


Juta and Company Publishers

Juta and Company Publishers extend permission to all prescribing lecturers to use our support material as part of online learning solutions and to students to freely access the material in Student View.

For more details: Juta and Company -COVID-19 response


Cengage

Cengage offers higher education faculties free access to Cengage digital solutions across South Africa until the end of June 2020. The digital solutions include tools and materials, such as eBooks, multimedia resources, practice questions, assessment materials and revision aids and a virtual classroom app (Bongo) which allows instructors to host live, interactive class sessions.

For more details: Cengage Covid-19 Response SA



TVET Colleges 

Pearson Digital Literacy Citizenship

With more work than ever before happening online, possessing the skills and tools to work on digital platforms is no longer only an advantage but has become vitally important. At Pearson, we recognise the importance of acquiring the digital skills users need to flourish in South Africa. Our Digital Literacy Citizenship course is a self-paced online, modular and nonlinear programme for South Africans who need to build their 21st-century digital literacy skills and will be FREE to new users registering in April.

For more details: Pearson Response To Covid-19



Schools

Cambridge University Press

To support education during the schools closure, Cambridge University Press is providing free digital access to:

  • Study & Master CAPS Learners Books for Grades 1-12
  • Study & Master Maths Online’s Cambridge HOTmaths CAPS Edition Grades 4-9
  • Additional resources for teaching and learning at home


For more details: http://cup.co.za/pages/cambridge-digital-content-caps


Via Afrika

Via Afrika is offering FREE digital study guides for Grades 10, 11 and 12

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DALRO Transactional Requests

Universities may apply to DALRO to allow a case-by-case emergency licence, lifting these restrictions, and for universities to host the digital materials on the normal university learning materials system. If necessary, DALRO will liaise with the publisher.

Apply to DALRO for the use of such materials at transactional.requests@dalro.co.za.

For avoidance of doubt: the centralised emergency DALRO mandate would only apply to works that are not available in online or distance education products or services offered by publishers.

This emergency licence is valid for the “access period”, being the period during which this pandemic crisis continues and at least to 30 September 2020 [or other suitable date], perhaps extendable on objective criteria [which criteria include the evolving market of distance and online education and the availability of original published products serving this market].

For more details www.dalro.co.za

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