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Evolving Roles of East West University Library During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Evolving Roles of East West University Library During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Author(s): Shaharima Parvin (East West University, Bangladesh), Dilara Begum (East West University, Bangladesh), Mahbub E. Shobhanee (East West University, Bangladesh)and Md. Nazmul Hasan (University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Barbara Jane Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA (retired) & Independent Researcher, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7258-0.ch012


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COVID-19 is a global pandemic disease that was first identified in Wuhan, China. The global reaction to the COVID-19 is varied, but on the whole, the world economy has been seriously deteriorating. COVID-19 has impeded the world's democratic, social-economic, cultural, and religious systems. Globally, educational institutions have been shut down, but their learning activities are being shifted online. Therefore, libraries have been providing diversified resources and services that are important to the needs of users during this pandemic situation. This study aims to comprehensively discuss the ways East West University Library (EWUL), Bangladesh transformed its role during COVID-19 pandemic situation as well as delineate the challenges faced in this quest. This study is basically exploratory in nature. A systematic literature review and document analysis has been conducted, and the author's viewpoints and experiences have also been incorporated in this chapter.

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