Title

Archives in the Time of Corona

Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Start Date

9-10-2020 10:10 AM

End Date

9-10-2020 11:30 AM

Abstract

How have libraries, archives, and special collections adapted to working and providing access to their collections during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Purpose of the session:

To share and discuss how libraries and special collections have adapted and reshaped what access to a collection means during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants (4-5) in the session can dedicate their 5-7min slot to discuss their pandemic work in the following ways:

1. Physical Collections related aspects

  • Dealing with donors

  • Accepting new gifts

  • Processing- both physically and digitally

2. Re-thinking the future of Reading Rooms and public access, safety being a main concern

  • What does a minimum contact space look like?

  • By appointment only?

  • Quarantining of materials after use

3. Virtual programming and adaptations

  • More social media engagement

  • New programming?

  • Living that Zoom life - connecting with colleagues

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Archives in the Time of Corona

How have libraries, archives, and special collections adapted to working and providing access to their collections during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Purpose of the session:

To share and discuss how libraries and special collections have adapted and reshaped what access to a collection means during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants (4-5) in the session can dedicate their 5-7min slot to discuss their pandemic work in the following ways:

1. Physical Collections related aspects

  • Dealing with donors

  • Accepting new gifts

  • Processing- both physically and digitally

2. Re-thinking the future of Reading Rooms and public access, safety being a main concern

  • What does a minimum contact space look like?

  • By appointment only?

  • Quarantining of materials after use

3. Virtual programming and adaptations

  • More social media engagement

  • New programming?

  • Living that Zoom life - connecting with colleagues