eScholarship@Frostburg serves as a showcase of scholarly and academic materials from the Frostburg State University (FSU) community within MD-SOAR. FSU students, faculty, and staff may contribute completed research, scholarship, and evidence of experiential learning to promote their work via MD-SOAR. MD-SOAR can, also, store records related to the history of Frostburg State University. For more information, go to the Lewis J. Ort Library's website.
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Two years after the onset of the COVID-19 health pandemic, electronic resources librarians are assessing how the work in their libraries has changed and determining if certain modifications made to services and workflow processes are, in fact, transformational. The authors detail how service changes and telework during the pandemic affected e-resources workflows and interdepartmental collaboration in two academic libraries, and how these experiences will have an effect in improving their organizational cultures and the patron experience moving forward.
Academic libraries are engaged in the process of assessing the impacts the COVID-19 health pandemic has had on the use of the electronic resources their institutions provide. Trends related to e-resource use prior to and during the pandemic at a small academic library and within its consortium are discussed. The results of this assessment dispel the assumptions behind a hypothesis that licensed online resources would see greater use in supporting instruction and research as institutions pivoted to online-only course delivery in the early months of the pandemic. Some potential underlying factors that may be leveraged to inform strategic collection development, information literacy, and service changes are explored.