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Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Used to refer libraries that provide information service to communities of all sizes and types. They are libraries that serve the general public.
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Emerging Roles of Libraries and Librarians During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities
Fredrick Wawire Otike (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Asmaa Bouaamri (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Agnes Hajdu Barát (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), and Péter Kiszl (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7740-0.ch001
This chapter highlights the challenges and opportunities that have and will arise as a result of the epidemic. When the spread of CoronaVirus 2019 (COVID-19) was announced by the World Health Organization (WHO), most schools, colleges, and tertiary institutes around the world were ordered to close so as to contain the spread. Currently, most learning institutions are experiencing challenges related to how to provide critical services; the most critical ones are linked to the library services. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in place, it is evident that libraries will greatly be affected in their service delivery. This chapter, therefore, brings into perspective the eminent changing roles of libraries and the challenges and opportunities that did and will emerge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides different library case studies and how the COVID-19 pandemic is being handled in Kenya, Morocco, and Hungary. The chapter puts into perspective new insights that will enable libraries to adapt quickly to the new technologies substituting the obsolete and redundant ones.
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How Libraries Support the Mental Health and Wellness Needs of Communities and Library Workers
Libraries that are open to the public and generally funded by taxes at the municipal, district covering several municipalities, county, state, or federal level. Public libraries exist in most nations of the world and are often considered an essential part of having an educated and literate population.
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Libraries, New Technology, and Education: The 3D Printing Challenge
A facility that is available to all individuals. Public libraries are typically financially supported by governmental funds.
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Public Libraries: Analysis of Services for Immigrant Populations and Suggestions to Improve Outreach
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Using Social Network Sites for Library Services in Public Libraries: Possibilities and Challenges
Libraries, except academic and special libraries which are for the use of common people run by government and private organization are called public libraries.
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Libraries on the Global Health Crisis: COVID-19 Pandemic
A public funded libraries, usually accessible for peoples.
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Role of Libraries in Promoting Health Information Literacy in India
The libraries which are established to serve the general public and are managed by public funds.
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