Registration for Workshop on Remote Access to Archives and Special Collections
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in connection with the Sourcery project (http://sourceryapp.org), 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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