Scribd, NASA, And More Are Giving Us Their Content For Free
The American e-book and audiobook subscription service is waiving its credit card requirement for 30 days, as announced by its founder and CEO Trip Adler.
"At Scribd, we believe reading is the most powerful tool we have for connecting and sharing the human experience," Adler posted on his social media accounts. "With millions of people around the globe staying close to home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, access to books and information is more important than ever before."
Expiring on April 17, new first-time subscribers of Scribd will be waived of the credit card requirement upon registering. Only one promo code may be redeemed per household/per user account. The promo code is not transferable and is not redeemable for cash. However, returning subscribers are asked to sign up for a paid account.
"We encourage you to take care of yourself and each other, and we hope reading can offer you solace during these difficult times," Adler said.
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NASA Image and Video Library
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given enthusiasts and practitioners of space science and technology a wonderful treat since 2017 by making its entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. Photography aficionados can easily see the EXIF data of each photo in case they are wondering or would like to emulate it.
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In light of the enhanced community quarantine in the country, our very own National Historical Commission posted a list of its well-made documentaries about Filipino heroes on its social media accounts. Although the videos were uploaded years ago on its Youtube channel, the institution reiterated the importance of education and mastery of our nation's history especially in these difficult times.
Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall
As the Philharmonie has closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has brought its recorded concerts and has scheduled live streams right onto your doorstep for the days to come. By redeeming your voucher when you enter the site, you may have free access to the Philharmonie's concerts and films until March 31. Music lovers will definitely learn more about classical and contemporary orchestra music in this website as conductors often give their insights in-between performances. Moreover, the site has provided well-written information about each featured composers and concerts.