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University Archives creates COVID-19 documentation project

University Archives creates COVID-19 documentation project PHOTO COURTESY OF KRISTINE MCCOSKEY The University of Illinois quad sits empty during what would have been Mom's Weekend in early April. BY AMRITA BHATTACHARYYA, STAFF WRITERJUNE 3, 2020 As COVID-19 disrupts normalcy across the nation, the University Archives aims to document the experience of people as their lives are altered by the pandemic.  The University Archives has created a project in which the University community can…

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Harvard Archivists Scramble to Document Daily Life Amid Pandemic

Harvard Archivists Scramble to Document Daily Life Amid Pandemic As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, the Harvard Archives are aiming to document it. By Claire J. Hoffman By Simon J. Levien and Ema R. Schumer, Crimson Staff Writers April 28, 2020 Staff at the Harvard University Archives are soliciting reflections from Harvard affiliates to document how College traditions, academic coursework, and daily life have changed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “People are getting…

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ANU Archives material added to national list of significant documents

ANU Archives material added to national list of significant documents 17 JANUARY 2019 Frank Fenner inoculating chick-developing embryos with a virus suspension as part of his research into the genetic interaction between animal viruses. From the collection of the Noel Butlin Archives Centre, Australian National University Being listed not only raises the profile of the documents and their custodians, but it also demonstrates the need for continued preservation of…

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Survey on the Monetary Appraisal of Digital Records

Greetings ASA Members,My name is Jeremy Heil, and I am the Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University Archives at Kingston in Ontario, Canada. My research partner, Andrea Kampen, and I would like to invite you to participate in a short 10-15 minute survey relating to the monetary appraisal (valuation) of digital records.We are seeking archivists and librarians who work or have worked to prepare and submit collections containing born-digital private manuscripts for valuation.We…

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