HBKU Press reflects on publishing experience during pandemic at 2020 Open Access Week
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Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) celebrates Open Access Week 2020 by "reaffirming its commitment as a leader in information dissemination" despite the economic challenges that publishers worldwide are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Open Access (OA) Week is an annual global event that takes place during the last full week of October. As part of the 2020 Open Access Week, HBKU Press has participated in the virtual event celebrating OA Week as organised by Qatar National Library (QNL). Dr Rima Isaifan, head of Academic Publishing at HBKU Press, was a panelist in a discussion centred around this year’s theme that explored how the Covid-19 pandemic has caused ripple effects in all aspects of life, including the academic world of research and publishing. The panelists discussed how the dependency on electronic resources as a result of global lockdown underlines the necessity of quality online content and the importance of open access to information.