Posted by: bluesyemre | July 6, 2021

#Libraries, #DigitalInformation, and COVID 1st Edition

Table of Contents

1. Libraries, digital information, and COVID: Practical applications and approaches to challenge and change
Part One: Immediate challenges
2. Working towards a new normal: HKUST’s innovations and adaptations in response to COVID-19
3. Back to the future? Practical consequences and strategic implications of a UK academic library’s COVID response
4. Teaching librarians’ experiences in the first months of system change
5. How the Corona pandemic has influenced public libraries in Denmark
6. Digital information services provided by libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic: Case studies from the viewpoint of supply chain management
7. COVID-19: Libraries’ responses to the global health emergency
8. The role of research libraries in promoting open-access resources and maintaining online community
9. Project and programme delivery in a pandemic setting
Part Two: Analysis and opportunities for new behaviours
Section A: How we learn?

10. Acceleration of digital learning and what it means for libraries
11. Libraries, learning, and porous boundaries: Reimagining the library landscape and its inhabitants
12. Digital-first approaches and the library brand in a post-pandemic world
13. During COVID-19: Emerging themes in higher education
14. Student satisfaction with library resources in the COVID-19 era: A case study of Portuguese academic libraries
15. No one left behind
16. COVID-19 and the digital divide in higher education: A Commonwealth perspective
Section B: Supply of information
17. The use of data in publishing and acquisition strategies
18. Trustworthy or not? Research data on COVID-19 in data repositories
19. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific production
Section C: Psychological effects—Adjustment or radical alteration?
20. Something old, something new
21. Library space and COVID-19: Re-thinking of place and re-designing of digital space
22. Online misinformation, its influence on the student body, and institutional responsibilities
23. Crowdsourcing COVID-19: A brief analysis of librarian posts on Reddit
24. No child ignored
Part Three: Re-shaping society and the future
25. Normalizing” the online/blended delivery method into a lasting cultural shift
26. The battered libraryNavigating the future in a new reality
27. Look to the future now, it’s only just begun. The changing role of libraries during and after COVID-19
28. After COVID? Classical mechanics
29. The times they are a-changin’: But how fundamentally and how rapidly? Academic library services post-pandemic
30. Envisioning opportunities and movement for the future of academic libraries
31. A framework for sustainable success
Appendix A: Delphi questions


COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the ways in which we live, learn, plan, and develop. What does COVID-19 mean for the future of digital information use and delivery, and for more traditional forms of library provision? Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID gives immediate and long-term solutions for librarians responding to the challenge of COVID-19. The book helps library leaders prepare for a post-COVID-19 world, giving guidance on developing sustainable solutions. The need for sustainable digital access has now become acute, and while offering a physical space will remain important, current events are likely to trigger a shift toward off-site working and study, making online access to information more crucial. Libraries have already been providing access to digital information as a premium service. New forms and use of materials all serve to eliminate the need for direct contact in a physical space. Such spaces will come to be predicated on evolving systems of digital information, as critical needs are met by remote delivery of goods and services. Intensified financial pressure will also shape the future, with a reassessment of information and its commercial value. In response, there will be a massification of provision through increased cooperation and collaboration. These significant transitions are driving professionals to rethink and question their identities, values, and purpose. This book responds to these issues by examining the practicalities of running a library during and after the pandemic, answering questions such as: What do we know so far? How are institutions coping? Where are providers placing themselves on the digital/print and the remote/face-to-face continuums? This edited volume gives analysis and examples from around the globe on how libraries are managing to deliver access and services during COVID-19. This practical and thoughtful book provides a framework within which library directors and their staff can plan sustainable services and collections for an uncertain future.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the immediate practicalities of service provision under COVID-19
  • Considers longer-term strategic responses to emerging challenges
  • Identifies key concerns and problems for librarians and library leaders
  • Analyzes approaches to COVID-19 planning
  • Presents and examines exemplars of best practice from around the world
  • Offers practical models and a useful framework for the future


University librarians; academic communities, including researchers in information science; subject specialists; human resources professionals; HE educators; information providers and managers; public librarians; information services and learning sciences; scholarly publishers; digital library curators and managers.

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