UP Social Distancing Collaboration
Association of University Presses (AUPresses) members responded to the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020 with myriad resources for readers facing the disruption and challenges of stay-at-home orders and campus closures. The resulting UP Social Distancing Collaboration website was designed to collect and organize information about publications and initiatives, answering 3 distinct needs:
- For readers seeking to Escape the News: a list of more than 160 suggested titles about a wide range of subjects, available to order directly from individual publishers or from bookshop.org, where a portion of each sale supports independent bookstores.
- For readers seeking to Get Informed: a list of more than 200 suggested books, articles, collections, and other resources that offer relevant information about public health, pandemics, epidemiology, and more.
- For educators and students adapting to remote teaching and learning: the Open UP guide to finding books and journals made available via free or open access for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year by more than 85 member presses.