Springer Nature will open its digital resources to two Italian universities affected by the earthquakes of this past August and October. In addition to the journal titles to which they already subscribe, Università degli Studi di Camerino and Università degli Studi di Macerata will gain access to all Springer and Nature journals until the end of June 2017. All researchers, teaching staff and students at the two universities will benefit from the offer.
Dagmar Laging, Vice President of Institutional Sales Europe at Springer Nature, said, “We can only imagine the devastation caused and the problems that the communities affected by the recent earthquake are experiencing. The Italian team at Springer Nature has provided insight into the specific situation at the Universities of Camerino and Macerata. Springer Nature would like to support these universities in this difficult phase of rebuilding and offer help which may relieve some of the burden in these dramatic circumstances. In this way, we hope that those at the universities will be able to continue and complete, via remote online access, their studies and research.”
The team at Springer Nature in Italy is liaising with the universities in order to provide specific information about the titles covered in this offer. Also under consideration is adding other institutions, which are working closely with the university staff in Camerino and Macerata on rebuilding after the earthquake, to this initiative.