Community Call for Sharing and Coordinating Canadian COVID-19 Web Archiving Efforts #2: A roundtable on collecting practices and scope, and the challenges of working with staff at a distance

Presented by the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 10-11 a.m. PT (1-2 p.m. EST)

As unsettling as the global pandemic is, our role in memory institutions has never been more important. We must work to ensure that the lessons we learn today are borne forward to future generations through the cultural record, in hopes that they can learn from our experiences, and save lives in doing so.

The Canadian Web Archiving Coalition invites you to attend our second community call focused on our COVOID-19 efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their web archiving activities related to the pandemic, including what they’re collecting and the challenges they face when working from a distance. The call will lead off with some specific examples of the challenges related to collection scope and retooling workflows. This will be followed by an open  discussion and informal roundtable.

This call will be facilitated by Corey Davis, Systems Librarian at the University of Victoria, Visiting Program Officer at CARL and Chair of the CWAC Coordinating Committee. Co-moderators will be on hand to ensure participants are able to contribute to the conversation in English or French.

Note: for those not able to attend, a recording of this session will be made available via the CARL’s Youtube Channel

About the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition

Under the auspices of the CARL Digital Preservation Working Group and the Advancing Research Committee, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) is an inclusive community of practice within Canadian libraries, archives, and other memory institutions engaged or otherwise interested in web archiving. This community explores gaps and opportunities that can be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies, actions, and services, including collaborative collection development, training, infrastructure development, and support for practitioners.