Library Management: Volume 42 Issue 4/5


Table of contents - Special Issue: The Worst Case Scenario after Covid

Guest Editors: Steve O'Connor

Managing a library service through a crisis

Jane Cowell

The study aims to explore public libraries' ability to respond to worst-case scenarios and whether planning and scenario planning is a useful exercise to prepare library…

Aotearoa New Zealand: keeping the virus at bay

Spencer Lilley

This paper responds to an invitation from the Editor to write about how the COVID-19 virus has impacted on New Zealand and possible future outcomes, which are presented as…

Changing times – High Court of Australia library during COVID-19

John Botherway

The purpose of this study is to provide information and opinion on how the library dealt with this period and some further discussion on longer term impacts.

Academic libraries in COVID-19: a renewed mission for digital literacy

Konstantina Martzoukou

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed online learning, blended or hybrid provision as the “new normal” in Higher Education. For most universities and their academic libraries…

It will all be over by Christmas

Christine Mackenzie

We can slip into a dystopic future and despair, or we can show how libraries can help create a better, more sustainable world. The United Nations 2030 Agenda and…

Never waste a good crisis

Linda O'Brien

COVID-19 is no different. It presents us with opportunities to accelerate some changes we may already have in play, to either challenge some long-held assumptions or to…

Information management during a crisis – providing an open and reliable information infrastructure for a sustainable world

Jarmo Saarti

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of the corona situation on the academic library services, policies and activities.

Culture wars, libraries and the BBC

Bob Usherwood, Margaret Usherwood

Public libraries and public service broadcasters are threatened by political developments in the UK and USA. They are targets in a divisive culture war waged by…

COVID-19 pandemic and role of libraries

Kanwal Ameen

The purpose was to address the role of libraries in the worst-case scenario, with specific reference of developing countries like Pakistan.

Echoes down the corridor. Experiences and perspectives of library and information science education (LISE) during COVID-19 through an African lens

Dennis N. Ocholla

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in enormous challenges, but also presented opportunities that have notable implications for the future. The aim of this paper is to…

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