Remote work in library technical services: Connecting historical perspectives to realities of the developing COVID-19 pandemic

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Anna R. Craft, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications (Creator)
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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 Review, 46(3), 227-231
Language: English
Date: 2020
Academic libraries, COVID-19, remote work, technical services

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