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Remote Work in Library Technical Services: Connecting Historical Perspectives to Realities of the Developing COVID-19 Pandemic

Remote Work in Library Technical Services: Connecting Historical Perspectives to Realities of the... Abstract The concept and practice of remote work in library technical services is not new, but the scale and speed of the transition to remote work for many libraries due to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. This column provides an overview of pre-pandemic literature on remote work in library technical services and briefly examines the history, planning, case studies, technology and equity concerns, challenges, and potential benefits of remote work. Initial connections are drawn between existing literature and the impact of the pandemic on remote work, and future directions for research and discussion are offered. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Serials Review Taylor & Francis

Remote Work in Library Technical Services: Connecting Historical Perspectives to Realities of the Developing COVID-19 Pandemic

Serials Review , Volume 46 (3): 5 – Jul 2, 2020

Remote Work in Library Technical Services: Connecting Historical Perspectives to Realities of the Developing COVID-19 Pandemic

Serials Review , Volume 46 (3): 5 – Jul 2, 2020

Abstract

Abstract The concept and practice of remote work in library technical services is not new, but the scale and speed of the transition to remote work for many libraries due to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. This column provides an overview of pre-pandemic literature on remote work in library technical services and briefly examines the history, planning, case studies, technology and equity concerns, challenges, and potential benefits of remote work. Initial connections are drawn between existing literature and the impact of the pandemic on remote work, and future directions for research and discussion are offered.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2020 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1879-095X
eISSN
0098-7913
DOI
10.1080/00987913.2020.1806658
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Abstract

Abstract The concept and practice of remote work in library technical services is not new, but the scale and speed of the transition to remote work for many libraries due to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. This column provides an overview of pre-pandemic literature on remote work in library technical services and briefly examines the history, planning, case studies, technology and equity concerns, challenges, and potential benefits of remote work. Initial connections are drawn between existing literature and the impact of the pandemic on remote work, and future directions for research and discussion are offered.

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Serials ReviewTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 2, 2020

Keywords: Academic libraries; COVID-19; remote work; technical services

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