Registration for Workshop on Remote Access to Archives and Special Collections
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in connection with the Sourcery project (, this workshop series will be hosted by Northeastern University Library and Greenhouse Studios staff members over five Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. starting on October 16th and running until November 20th, 2020. The workshops will be free to attend.

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. In subsequent weeks, there will be sessions directed at specific issues in remote access and the staff members affected.

Week 2 on October 23rd will focus on issues of electronic access, patron services, and digitization workflows and will be directed mainly at front-line archives and special collections staff.

Week 3 on October 30th will focus on issues of staffing and costs and be directed mainly at administrators and finance staff.

Week 4 on November 6th will target scholars and other researchers and the challenges they face in obtaining remote access to collections.

After a week break for reflections and follow-up, the workshop series will conclude on November 20th with a facilitated plenary discussion of major themes and takeaways.

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