“Nobody was ready for [the pandemic]. It’s almost impossible to be ready for something of this nature. But if you have a really healthy organization, and you have caring leadership at the top, usually you get through it,” says Bill Baker,
The value of public libraries is rarely questioned in times of crisis, but this crisis is different because it strikes at the very foundation on which the modern public library rests.
“One thing about Indians is that they really work well when it comes to adversity, and that has been the case even across the country when it comes to the crisis, and the way the crisis has been managed by the government,” says Vikas Gupta of Wiley India.
Symptoms publishers are suffering from the COVID-19 crisis incliude headaches over sinking revenues and lost orders and gut-wrenching pain from layoffs and canceled projects.
Book publishing has long been a collaborative business and that aspect of the industry will be needed more than ever now. Every segment will have to fight through the disruptions caused by this crisis.
“There was a really important moment in my own battle against Castleman disease,” Dr. Fajgenbaum says. “I went from hoping that things would work out and hoping that someone else would figure out a drug, to wanting to turn my hope into action.”
“Your ‘library’ is operating outside the boundaries of the copyright law that Congress has enacted and alone has jurisdiction to amend,” Sen. Tillis tells National Emergency Library.
A typical reaction to misinformation is to dismiss it or to wish it would disappear. But Anita Makri says we would be better served by examining it closely.