Global SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: The Impact on Libraries

16 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2020

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Ifeoluwa Ayodeji Abulude

Landmark University

Arinola Gbotoso

Federal College of Agriculture

Francis Olawale Abulude

Science and Education Development Institute

Date Written: October 10, 2020

Abstract

The library is one of the sections in an educational sector that contributes to knowledge. Most of the libraries worldwide operate on a 24-hr basis, but a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic came and ravaged many countries of the world and turned their libraries into ‘ghost‘ arenas for about eight months. To protect the stakeholders (students, lecturers, staff, and visitors) from the infection of the virus, the management of each institution and associations ordered the partial or total closure of the libraries until the official announcement of the reduction of the risk from SARS-CoV-2. To ensure continuous contacts to the library, many libraries have resulted in the use of virtual methods where they provide e-books, e-journals, e-magazines, and many others to those who require the services. The objective of this work is to present a systematic review of the effects the pandemic has on the libraries and the stakeholders and the preparations for re-opening partially or fully

Keywords: Coronavirus, Library, Digital, e-learning, e-books, WHO

JEL Classification: Health Sciences, Epidemiology

Suggested Citation

Abulude, Ifeoluwa Ayodeji and Gbotoso, Arinola Oluwatoyin and Abulude, Francis Olawale, Global SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: The Impact on Libraries (October 10, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3710730 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3710730

Ifeoluwa Ayodeji Abulude

Landmark University

Otun-Ilorin Road
Omu-Aran, KS Kwara State +234
Nigeria

Arinola Oluwatoyin Gbotoso

Federal College of Agriculture ( email )

Ishiagu
Nigeria

Francis Olawale Abulude (Contact Author)

Science and Education Development Institute ( email )

Church Avenue, Oke Eri Estate
Oba-Ile
Akure, Ondo State 340001
Nigeria

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