As the world respond to COVID-19 Pandemic!
The closure of educational institutions across the world affected have affected additional millions of learners.
What are the roles that library's  play in access to educational resource materials to this learners?

Question asked on 08/25/20 @ 3:50am, edited on 08/26/20 @ 7:13am

Login or create an account to post a comment
88 times
Unfortunately, the educational sector is a part of the receiving end. According to UNESCO, an estimated 1.725 billion learners have been affected as a result of school closures, representing about 99.9% of the world’s student population as of April 13th, 2020.
Response posted on 08/25/20 @ 4:57pm
I think it is getting to the time where people would embrace online readings than physical library.
Response posted on 08/26/20 @ 2:39am
Great inputs from dogooders! 
Response posted on 08/26/20 @ 4:49am
Consequently, there is a transition to distance learning on an unprecedented scale. Institutes are racing to shift their courses online; students are engaging en masse with e-books and e-learning; and researchers are drawing chiefly on electronic journals. 
As an emergency response to corona virus pandemic.
Response posted on 08/26/20 @ 6:00am
Digital libraries and publishers have risen to the occasion, offering more and more free content and curating personalized collections so that people can continue to read and learn without disruption. Indeed, as the demand for credible e-resources surges, digital libraries have emerged as vital pathways to high-quality e-books, journals and educational content.
We are convinced that access to knowledge cannot by itself act as a leveller. Inclusive knowledge societies are built only when equal access is enjoyed by all.
Response posted on 08/26/20 @ 6:13am

From my own view point!

The COVID-19 crisis has acted as an inflection point, throwing into sharp relief the many benefits of digital libraries. Indeed, digital libraries have demonstrated their potential not just to enable a richer, more diverse public domain, but to promote human development itself.

Looking ahead, we are confident that the use of e-libraries will continue to grow exponentially. This growth will be driven by immediate exigencies and global trends such as the explosion in smartphone penetration, the increase in ownership of ICT-based reading devices, and the now entrenched habit of seeking information online. 

Response posted on 08/26/20 @ 7:09am
Login or create an account to respond