Traffic to South Korea’s National Digital Library (NDL) Up 176% as Coronavirus Prompts Closures Nationwide
From Korea Bizwire:
Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, the number of people visiting the National Digital Library (NDL) – which operates under the auspices of the National Library of Korea (NLK) – has jumped by 176 percent.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the NLK attributed the phenomenon to 97 percent of public libraries nationwide having been closed temporarily since the coronavirus crisis alert was raised to the “serious” level.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.