David J. Comeaux, Louisiana State University, Systems & Discovery Librarian; Megan Lounsberry, LSU Libraries, Electronic Resources Librarian; Jacob Fontenot, LSU Libraries, Head, Interlibrary Loan
In March 2020, COVID-19 forced libraries to close their doors, and shift to an online-only support model. This study measures changes in use of library resources during the COVID-19 closure at LSU. Data points considered include website, discovery and catalog usage, ILL requests, e-resource downloads, patron inquiries and more. Did COVID-19 lead to leaps in the use of digital content, online learning, and virtual programs as hinted at by an ALA survey? Find out with us.
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