On March 12, 2020, Pronunciator published a self-directed online language course in 101 languages that teaches vocabulary (e.g. “quarantine,” “pandemic,” etc.) and phrases (e.g. “I’m having difficulty breathing,” “Is it an emergency?”, etc.) relevant to the coronavirus crisis.
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Expanded State Library Services
Coronavirus-Impacted Libraries Get Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings: ProQuest has partnered with more than 100 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge.
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COVID-19 Offer of Support to Public Libraries from Artfilms. They are offering public libraries access to up to 1700 streaming videos at the very heavily discounted price of $200 per library site.
Cultural Resource Preservation
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative was created to protect cultural heritage threatened or impacted by disasters and to help U.S. and international communities preserve their identities and history
The Heritage Emergency National Task Force is co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian Institution, and is a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies. The agency has compiled a COVID-19 Resource Hub. The Hub also contains resources for libraries.