Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Purpose: The study is emphasized on prospects of the applications of drones also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology in library services and related functions of different sections of the library. One of the major purposes of this study is to provide doorstep services to users without physical access to the library.

Design/methodology/approach: This study designed the whole drone library system through a block diagram (Figure-1), which properly explained the works related to different sections of a library as well as the factions related to the users’ perspective. It also stated different technical requirements for applying drones in library services.

Findings: Instead of many disadvantages, it has some advantages; libraries may implement drones in a collaborative way to other organizations near a library, it may reduce the high purchase cost and use open-source drone projects rather than proprietary software.

Originality: This paper mainly focused on the implications of UVA technology in library services and their all functions in the Indian context in terms of regulations of the use of drones in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Research limitations/implications: It is quite difficult to implement drone technology in Indian libraries because of the negotiable library budget with due respect to the high cost of VUA technologies and their related instruments. One of the major limitations of this study is the rules and regulations of the civil drone.