The workshop series will begin with a kickoff event on October 16th, including a keynote address, an introduction to the Sourcery project, and a general discussion of the challenges and opportunities for remote and electronic access to archival collections presented by the current COVID-19 crisis.
This session will be directed mainly at frontline archives and special collections staff. It will focus on providing remote access to materials, including digitization workflows, collection description, and supporting distance researchers.
This session will be directed at administrators of finance staff of Archives and Special Collections and the broader Library system. It will focus on the financial model for Archives and Special Collections, how it fits into the library system, and if it could/should be different in the future.
Conducting archival research during COVID entails a number of financial and logistical challenges, many of which predate the pandemic. This session brings together scholars and archivists to discuss both new and longstanding obstacles to access, as well as new opportunities and possible solutions.
The workshop series will conclude on November 20th with a facilitated plenary discussion of major themes and takeaways.