University libraries in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Shilpa S. Uplaonkar

Thousands of libraries across the world have closed down to stop the spread of COVID-
19. The novel corona virus, COVID-19, originated in Wuhan, China has spread rapidly across the globe in December 2019. Being a pandemic disease (WHO) and in the nonexistence of a vaccine, social distancing has emerged as the most widely adopted strategy to combat the disease. However, ICT initiatives took by MHRD and UGC/I CAR made an indelible mark for students and teachers to go ahead with their routine duties such as developing online e-courses for combating COVID-19 by taking preventive and precautionary measures, maintaining social distancing and staying in the confines. This review highlights the avenues and opportunities available for the readers on library information and resources, India in particular.

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