Digital Library Perspectives: Volume 36 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Digital libraries and COVID-19, Part 1 : responding to a global emergency

Guest Editors: Anna Maria Tammaro, Juan D. Machin-Mastromatteo

Document delivering services: a strategy to support research in Mexican universities in the pandemic by COVID-19

César Saavedra-Alamillas, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza, Héctor Eduardo García-Meléndez, Amado Vilchis López, Humberto Martínez-Camacho, Erik Miguel Ortiz-Díaz, Eugenia Ortega-Martínez

The purpose of this paper is to report and to regulate the users’ documentary necessities of six Mexican universities involved, in a cooperative manner and during the period of…

COVID-19 and digital library services – a case study of a university library

Dipti Mehta, Xiaocan Wang

The purpose of this paper is to share the experience of a university library in response to the COVID-19 pandemic since early March 2020. The paper describes the library’s…


Innovation during crisis: exploring reaction of Swedish university libraries to COVID-19

Serdar Temiz, Lakshmi Pradip Salelkar

While universities are using more digital tools such as learning management systems (canvas, blackboard, etc). or massive open online courses (MOOCS) such as MIT, OpenCourseWare…


LibraryCraft – how the COVID-19 pandemic led to the growth of the WA libraries public Minecraft server

Jayne Cleave, John Geijsman

LibraryCraft was created to bring communities together across Western Australia (WA) in a safe, structured and moderated way so that players could stretch their creativity and…


Silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis for digital libraries in terms of remote access

Lenka Pokorná, Michal Indrák, Maroš Grman, Frantisek Stepanovsky, Martina Smetánková

The paper aims to describe a digital library (DL) model that attempts to replace traditional library services during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, set in the…


Documenting contemporary regional history: the Utah COVID-19 digital collection

Anna L. Neatrour, Jeremy Myntti, Rachel J. Wittmann

When faced with events, such as the global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), libraries have a unique opportunity to develop a community facing response through…


Building community at distance: a datathon during COVID-19

Samantha Fritz, Ian Milligan, Nick Ruest, Jimmy Lin

This paper aims to use the experience of an in-person event that was forced to go virtual in the wake of COVID-19 as an entryway into a discussion on the broader implications…


Kuwait University faculty’s use of electronic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Batool A. Hendal

This paper aims to examine the extent of benefits Kuwait University faculty received from the electronic resources offered by Kuwait University Libraries Administration…

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