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Lightning Talk

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The COVID-19 pandemic presented a set of unique challenges for libraries’ online access policies and procedures. One resource which exemplified many of these challenges is the newly offered Bloomberg Anywhere service. As a resource which traditionally required on site access to a physical terminal, the extension of Bloomberg Anywhere remote access to academic institutions as a COVID-19 contingency revealed many of the positive and negative consequences of the increased focus on remote access during the pandemic. This talk reports the experience of the Thomas Mahaffey Jr. Business Library at the University of Notre Dame with Bloomberg Anywhere. Topics include the challenges relating to access and equity which emerged due to a radical shift in access policy, issues with communication of access policy changes, and the impact of the resource on plans looking forward to a post-COVID 19 world.

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Oct 11th, 12:00 PM

A Look into the Impact of Bloomberg Anywhere at the University of Notre Dame

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a set of unique challenges for libraries’ online access policies and procedures. One resource which exemplified many of these challenges is the newly offered Bloomberg Anywhere service. As a resource which traditionally required on site access to a physical terminal, the extension of Bloomberg Anywhere remote access to academic institutions as a COVID-19 contingency revealed many of the positive and negative consequences of the increased focus on remote access during the pandemic. This talk reports the experience of the Thomas Mahaffey Jr. Business Library at the University of Notre Dame with Bloomberg Anywhere. Topics include the challenges relating to access and equity which emerged due to a radical shift in access policy, issues with communication of access policy changes, and the impact of the resource on plans looking forward to a post-COVID 19 world.