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Date of this Version

6-2020

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Ali, M. Y., & Gatiti, P. (2020). The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic: Reflections on the roles of librarians and information professionals. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 37(2), 158–162. https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12307

Ashrafi-rizi, H., & Kazempour, Z. (2020). Information Typology in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis; a Commentary. Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine, 8(1), 19. https://doi.org/10.22037/aaem.v8i1.591

Baloch, S., Baloch, M. A., Zheng, T., & Pei, X. (2020). The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 250(4), 271–278. https://doi.org/10.1620/tjem.250.271

Cuan-Baltazar, J. Y., Muñoz-Perez, M. J., Robledo-Vega, C., Pérez-Zepeda, M. F., & Soto-Vega, E. (2020). Misinformation of COVID-19 on the Internet: Infodemiology Study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.2196/18444

Habibzadeh, P., & Stoneman, E. K. (2020). The Novel Coronavirus: A Bird’s Eye View. The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 11(2), 65–71. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijoem.2020.1921

Harapan, H., Itoh, N., Yufika, A., Winardi, W., Keam, S., Te, H., Megawati, D., Hayati, Z., Wagner, A. L., & Mudatsir, M. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): A literature review. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 13(5), 667–673. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2020.03.019

Hollander, J. E., & Carr, B. G. (2020). Virtually Perfect? Telemedicine for Covid-19. New England Journal of Medicine, 382(18), 1679–1681. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp2003539

Hu, D., Lou, X., Xu, Z., Meng, N., Xie, Q., Zhang, M., Zou, Y., Liu, J., Sun, G., & Wang, F. (2020). More effective strategies are required to strengthen public awareness of COVID-19: Evidence from Google Trends. Journal of Global Health, 10(1), 011003. https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.10.011003

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Ladan, A., Haruna, B., & Madu, A. U. (2020). COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Media News in Nigeria: The Role of Libraries and Library Associations in Information Dissemination. 7(2), 9.

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Paik, C. (n.d.). User Oriented Service in Pandemic Situation in Graduate College in West Bengal | Purakala with ISSN 0971-2143 is an UGC CARE Journal. Retrieved 18 May 2020, from https://www.purakala.com/index.php/0971-2143/article/view/252

Read all about it: Library services continue despite lockdown | City Of Wolverhampton Council. (n.d.). Retrieved 18 May 2020, from https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/news/read-all-about-it-library-services-continue-despite-lockdown

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The Importance of Libraries in Lockdown | Newcastle City Council. (n.d.). Retrieved 18 May 2020, from https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/libraries-culture/newcastle-libraries-blog/importance-libraries-lockdown

Abstract

Libraries have been under closure due to lockdown enforced as a measure to tackle COVID-19. This study has been conducted with an aim to investigate the status of the University Libraries of Assam in providing library services through Social Media during lockdown. Structured questionnaire were sent to the University Librarians of 4 Universities of Assam ranked amongst top 100 universities of India in the India Rankings, 2019 by NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework). It is found from the results that WhatsApp is the most used social media for delivering library services during lockdown. The study also revealed that ‘Access to open access resources’ is the most delivered library service during lockdown. It was found beneficial by the libraries to use social media for delivering library services during lockdown. ‘Low response of user’ was found to be the mostly faced challenge by the University Libraries in delivering library services through social media during lockdown. The study suggests that the libraries should provide information to make their users aware about COVID-19. The study concluded that the library users should be made aware about the availability of social media services of the libraries for optimum utility of the service.

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