Tag: COVID-19

UNC Press COVID-19 Operations Status

An Update from Chapel Hill UNC Press and Longleaf Services continue to have its staffs operate in mostly remote locations because of the pandemic. Our offices in Brooks Hall generally have a few staff members in each day, but accessibility there is very limited. While vaccines are becoming more prevalent, the public health situation still limits our presence on campus… Continue Reading UNC Press COVID-19 Operations Status

James Hudnut-Beumler: Will the Pandemic Lead to Catastrophe for Churches?

Today we welcome a guest post from James Hudnut-Beumler, author of In Pursuit of the Almighty’s Dollar: A History of Money and American Protestantism, as well as Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South. In this post, Hudnut-Beumler considers the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on church finances in the 2020 stewardship season and… Continue Reading James Hudnut-Beumler: Will the Pandemic Lead to Catastrophe for Churches?

John Sherer: Navigating a Strange Year

UNC Press began a new fiscal year last month and like most businesses, we honestly don’t know how to forecast what the next twelve months will bring. The last half year has been unlike anything in our history, which is saying a lot for this organization. In the past 100 years we have survived a depression, a world war, and… Continue Reading John Sherer: Navigating a Strange Year

Extending the open-to-read book collection at JSTOR

In the closing weeks of March UNC Press was approached by a number of online platforms who host digital versions of our academic books. Because of the abrupt transition students and scholars were making to online learning and research, these platforms requested we permit unlimited, free access to our books through the end of June. While we rely on the… Continue Reading Extending the open-to-read book collection at JSTOR

Cooperation and the Creation of a National Emergency Library

In the context of the unprecedented challenges associated with the spread of COVID-19, many of you will have read about an effort from the Internet Archive (IA) to launch a “National Emergency Library” (NEL). Essentially, the NEL was an effort to create unlimited access to digital editions of books in their collection. At a time when physical libraries were closing,… Continue Reading Cooperation and the Creation of a National Emergency Library