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Class: Introduction to Emergency Digital Collecting

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you experienced a crisis in your community and wanted to immediately start collecting materials, but didn’t know where to begin? This class will help your institution prepare to respond to an unexpected event in your community and quickly collect and provide access to digital materials including photos, videos, and social media. The session will cover preparing for emergency collecting, including establishing a team and creating policies, and will examine a case study from the University of Virginia (UVA), as well as a table top exercise to assess your institution’s current readiness to respond. UVA’s crisis collecting workflows and tools were tested in the “Unite the Right” rally and community response in Charlottesville in 2017, and have grown and evolved since then. While the focus is on documenting in an emergency, the tools and approaches can be utilized for planned events as well, such as community anniversaries, inaugurations, and celebrations.

Please note: This class covers the administrative side of digital emergency collecting—while we will talk about some specific tools, this is not a deep dive into the specifics of how to implement those tools.

To enroll in this class, visit the LYRASIS website.


April 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm