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Title: “Changing Scenarios of College Library after the Covid-19 Pandemic in Kathmandu
Authors: Adhikari, Nirmala
Citation: Adhikari ,Nirmala(2023).Changing Scenarios of College Library after the Covid-19 Pandemic in Kathmandu.[Master's Thesis,Tribhuvan University ].TUCDLIS elibrary.https://elibrary /
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2023
Publisher: Central Department of library and information science
Keywords: . Academic Libraries-Research
Covid-19- Nepal
Abstract: This investigation report entitled “Changing Scenarios of College Library after the Covid-19 Pandemic in Kathmandu” examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on library services in Kathmandu, Nepal. This study aims to identify the methods used by libraries to provide services to their patrons during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected from primary and secondary sources, including questionnaires and observational tools. The study employed quantitative research techniques supplemented by observations and questionnaires. The researcher constructed a questionnaire to determine the different perspectives of library users and gathered data from library patrons who accessed the library and community services during the pandemic. The data was analyzed using simple statistical tools and presented in a chart, draft, and graphical form with descriptions. The study focused on 30 libraries in Kathmandu district, including 8 government libraries and 22 private college and organization libraries. The data collected from library personnel and patrons were analyzed to determine the methods used to deliver services during and after the pandemic. The study highlights the importance of observing and learning from the processes adapted by libraries during a pandemic situation to deliver superior services. The study found that most libraries have remained closed for prolonged periods of time, with only a small number providing limited services. The investigation highlights the need for policymakers and stakeholders to address these challenges and work towards ensuring that libraries can reopen and provide essential services to the public. The study also emphasizes the importance of considering new technologies and ways of providing services to patrons, including digital access and outreach initiatives. Furthermore, the report provides insights into the use of library management software, database management systems, and the role of in-house and outsourced staff in managing digital resources. Finally, the study recommends that academic libraries develop a pandemic preparedness plan, enhance online services, implement remote work policies, promote digital literacy, ensure health and safety measures, and maintain communication with stakeholders to better prepare for future pandemics
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: Sponsored by UGC
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