Extending areas of Libraries during lockdown in Covid-19 Pandemic Situation


  • Deepamoni Das


Covid-19 pandemic, Extending Services, Online Repositories, Online Courses


The sudden outbreak of corona virus affected the whole world. During this period educational institutions are also closed and teaching-learning activities are continued online. Libraries as an important part of an academic institution and as a service oriented organization continued its work as a support system by guiding their users about the different online resource repositories which are
accessible at free of cost or paying with a minimum fees. It gives emphasis on the use of online resources and repositories which is helpful to free access during the pandemic period. During lockdown educational institutions are closed and to support the teaching-learning activities use of online e-resources are helpful to continue study from its disruption. The study highlights the extension areas for giving orientation for the use of online resources and introducing the platforms that provides online courses. The study identifies the supporting activities of libraries and other library organizations of Assam in teaching-learning activities during pandemic period. The research study uses observation and descriptive method. The study is theoretical based on the online resources used and programs participated during covid-19 pandemic period. The findings describe different online repositories such as NLIST, Shoodhganga, JSTOR, NDL etc for open access of e-resources. It also highlights the online platforms for online courses such as SWAYAM, MOOCs, NPTEL etc. The study describes the role of ACLA, ALA and LISPA in organizing programs and giving technical support to other departments for organizing programes.




How to Cite

Deepamoni Das. (2021). Extending areas of Libraries during lockdown in Covid-19 Pandemic Situation. GRANTHAKUTI - A Peer Reviewed & Refereed Annual Journal on Libraryand Information Science and Related Studies, 7(1), 31–43. Retrieved from http://granthakuti.lis.journal.org.in/index.php/granthakuti/article/view/6