Collecting in Crisis: Responsive Collecting in a Digital Age

Museums and Libraries are at the forefront of collecting and documenting history. But what do you do when history is happening all around you and you can’t get out and do the collecting? How do you document history as is…

Collecting in Crisis: Responsive Collecting in a Digital Age

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Museums and Libraries are at the forefront of collecting and documenting history. But what do you do when history is happening all around you and you can’t get out and do the collecting? How do you document history as is happens in a digital age? This COVID-19-focused webinar led by the Maryland Historical Society aims to provide a roadmap for cultural institutions on crowd-sourced collecting of born-digital materials. The Maryland Historical Society, Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Salisbury University, and DC Public Library will share their approaches to developing, building infrastructure, and conducting outreach to create successful responsive collecting initiatives in a digital age.

Moderated by Allison Tolman, Vice President of Collections, Maryland Historical Society.

Panelists include Catherine Mayfield, France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society, L. Paige Newman, Manuscript Collections Curator, Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Siobhan Hagan, Memory Lab Network Project Coordinator, DC Public Library, and Jen Piegols, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Salisbury University.

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