Collecting in Times of Crisis:7 Steps to Increase Preparedness

Author:McClurken, Kara, LB-Univ Librarian-GeneralUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon

Slides from Keynote address given 15 October 2019 at the ODNFest 2019 for the Ohio Digital Network at the State Library of Ohio.

The talk highlights the history of collecting in times of crisis at UVA as well as suggests seven steps that institutions can do to help them be better prepared to respond to documenting tragic events or events that require a rapid response. The presentation ends with links to additional resources, including UVA's digital collecting toolkit (funded by a 2018 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund grant), the Society of American Archivists' Documenting in Times of Crisis Resource Kit, and an emergency collecting tabletop exercise.

emergency digital collecting, community collecting, collecting in times of crisis, preservation, digital preservation, emergency planning
University of Virginia
Published Date:
October 15, 2019