The article linked below was recently published in Vol 40 No 2 (2021) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL).
Ruth Sara Connell
Lisa C. Wallis
Northeastern Illinois University
Louisiana State University
Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)
Vol 40 No 2 (2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted higher education, including academic libraries. This paper compares the use of library resources (including interlibrary loan, website and discovery tool pageviews, database use, patron interactions, etc.) at three university libraries before and after the pandemic. The latter part of the 2019 and 2020 spring semesters are the time frames of focus, although two control time frames from earlier in those semesters are used to determine how the semesters differed when the coronavirus was not a factor. The institutions experienced similar patterns of use across many metrics.
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20 pages; PDF.