Challenges and opportunities of academic libraries in India because of COVID-19

Chakraborty, Sukla ; Jana, Siladitya

Abstract

The paper discusses the impact of the current pandemic caused by COVID-19 on the academic libraries in India. It identifies four areas concerned with an academic library namely, space, collection development, service, and the overall management to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by them in view of the COVID-19. It shows how COVID-19 posed several challenges to run the academic libraries in India in comparison to pre-COVID-19 period regarding these areas. It also presents the opportunities to the libraries. It suggests that that if the libraries use these opportunities, it may prove to be beneficial to it in the long run.

Keyword(s)

COVID-19; Coronavirus; Academic Library-India; Pandemic; Library

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