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Documenting in Times of Crisis: A Resource Kit

Recognizing archivists' roles "as stewards of contemporary information," the Society of American Archivists created Documenting in Times of Crisis: A Resource Kit in 2019. As many readers may be currently involved (or interested in becoming involved) in projects that document COVID-19's inimitable impact, the resources are particularly relevant. Meant to guide tragedy response archives, the kit divides resources into seven sections: Immediate Response, Collection Management, Administrative Policies & Agreements, Digital Content, Emotional Support, Oral Histories, and Manuals and Resources. From self-care suggestions to sample permission forms for web crawling, the collection has a wealth of customizable materials and templates to assist with relevant projects. Plus, the deliberate sectioning offers a step-by-step plan for a successful project. The resources are also available for download from an embedded Google Drive (neatly categorized into similar sections). Users should note that templates are not meant to be all-inclusive. Rather, they were designed as a launching point and should be tailored based on the unique needs of your project and community.
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Date of Scout Publication
May 8th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
April 27th, 2020 at 5:56pm
Date Of Record Release
April 28th, 2020 at 8:03am
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