Digital Library Perspectives: Volume 39 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: After Covid-19: digital libraries leading digital transformation

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

Are library professionals overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic challenges in the current reality?

Syeda Mukta Begum, Umme Habiba

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on library and information services (LIS) and how library professionals overcome the challenges of…

How the digital library of the Università degli studi di Milano faced the COVID-19 crisis: a case study

Carla Savarè

This study aims to discuss the case of the Università degli studi di Milano in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic as a point of departure for a new concept of digital library…

Classifying innovation in Indonesian public libraries

Dyah Puspitasari Srirahayu, Dessy Harisanty, Esti Putri Anugrah

Public libraries have been making various efforts and innovations to adapt to changes. The purpose of this study is to analyze type of library innovation based on the innovation’s…

User’s intention towards the use of digital libraries: a post COVID-19 scenario

Sujood, Samiha Siddiqui, Sehar Nafees, Naseem Bano

Following a crucial COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the coronavirus has affected every academic institution, particularly libraries and information centres. To address this…

The status quo of Indian data repositories indexed in re3data registry

Archana S.N., Padmakumar P.K.

The purpose of this study was to understand the landscape of Indian research data repositories (RDRs) indexed in the The study analysed the metadata elements of…

Postgraduate students’ internet use and prevalence of internet addiction: what roles can librarians play post COVID-19?

Oghenere Gabriel Salubi, Ndakasharwa Muchaonyerwa

This study empirically analyse the lived and individual experiences of internet use time among postgraduate students in a period where the line between the virtual and real is…

Usage of digital library services during COVID-19 pandemic: a study of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Anam Jamal Ansari, Naushad Ali PM

This paper aims to find out the digital services of management libraries provided during the library closure and the challenges and initiatives the libraries have taken up to…

Rural accessibility to digital libraries: requirements and challenges

Mapheto J. Mamabolo, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu

This study aims to determine the requirements and find out the challenges for the use of digital library services for rural areas of Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo…


Pandemic narratives of library and information centers in Baguio-Benguet

Daniel Jr Soriano Balbin, Elizabeth Allan Lascano

The study aims to determine the extent of COVID-19’s impact on the libraries and information centers within Benguet. It identified the key differences in the effect of the…

Exploring the use of mobile technologies for learning: an empirical study of library and information science (LIS) students

Murtaza Ashiq, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Ammara Yousaf, Muhammad Safdar

The use of mobile technologies and learning devices has been increasing in every field of life, and library and information sciences are no exception. This study aims to explore…

#SuperLibrarian – the evolving role of librarians in technology spaces

Petronetta Pierre – Robertson

The purpose of this paper is to discuss changes in the roles of librarians against the backdrop of emerging technologies.

A qualitative assessment of the eResearch Knowledge Centre’s support practices in the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, South Africa

Hanlie Baudin, Patrick Mapulanga

This paper aims to assess whether the current eResearch Knowledge Centre’s (eRKC) research support practices align with researchers’ requirements for achieving their research…

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