Meet the Authors Series: Libraries, Digital Information, and COVID: Practical Applications and Approaches to Challenge and Change
Thursday, July 21, 2022 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
Some of our most critical needs are met by remote delivery of goods and services and this includes digital information. Intensified financial pressure will also shape the future, with a reassessment of information and its commercial value.
This webinar presentation will outline the purpose of this book which is to focus on the immediate practicalities of service provision under COVID-19 and to consider longer-term planning and strategic responses to emerging challenges from around the world.
The book is based on the following themes and a chapter from each will be highlighted as presenting exemplars of best practice.
How the Corona pandemic has influenced public libraries in Denmark
Carl Gustav Johannsen
Analysis and Opportunities for New Behaviours (How we learn; Supply of information; Psychological effects of change)
Acceleration of digital learning and what it means for libraries
Sam Brenton and Sandra Tury
COVID-19 and the digital divide in higher education: a Commonwealth perspective
Lucy Shackleton and Rosanna Mann
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific production
Juan D. Machin-Mastromatteo, Javier Tarango and José Refugio Romo-González
Library space and COVID-19: Re-thinking of place and re-designing of digital space
Evgenia Vasilakaki & Valentini Moniarou – Papakonstantinou
Trends for re-shaping society
Normalising’ the online/blended delivery method into a lasting cultural shift
To conclude we offer practical model and a useful framework of sustainability for the future.