Conversations on the Commons invites you to:
Archiving Your Gigabytes: Preserving COVID-19 and Other Digital Collections
October 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A Conversation with Veronica Martzahl, Digital Records Archivist at the Massachusetts Archives, Kathie Gow, Curator of the Hatfield Historical Society, and Vanessa Formato, archivist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Covid-diaries, Zoom events, oral histories, social media. Under the COVID regime, the online activity is sending our digital footprints into the stratosphere. Not to mention everything else we already had and are developing. How do we archive and preserve it? How can we do it without breaking the bank and boggling the mind? Do you have a protocol? Do you collect and preserve facebook posts, web specials, and so forth? What are best practices and what can you make happen? What solutions have you found? What hurdles overcome? What are some of your questions and problems?
Conversations on the Commons
Where people from Massachusetts history organizations get to vent, empathize, laugh, complain, think, collaborate, brainstorm, plan, and in general be up to no good.
October 23 – 400 Years and Beyond
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