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Event dates
, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Online- via Zoom
Matthew Shaw (IHR), Isabel Holowaty (University of Oxford), Simon Dixon (University of Leicester)
020 7862 8740

As part of the IHR’s role helping Research England to support UK higher education research infrastructure, we are arranging a number of workshops exploring issues raised by the covid-19 crisis.  Join us and other history librarians to examine the challenges posed by the current environment and how we are developing services and support in response.

This workshop will be of particular interest to history subject librarians, archivists, academic liaison librarians, LIS students and history lecturers, particularly those responsible for final year and MA dissertations.

Provisional Programme:

13.30: Welcome- Matthew Shaw (IHR Librarian, School of Advanced Study)

13.35: Keeping historians reading: approaches to providing e-resources and alternatives to print during COVID-19- Isabel Holowaty (Head of Humanities Libraries & History Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)

This brief talk will outline approaches taken at Oxford in providing history students and researchers remote access to digital content during COVID-19. It will touch on accommodating rapid change, starting new services, sourcing content, communicating effectively with the Faculty and looks ahead to the next year.

13.50: Q&A

14.00: Running heritage projects under lockdown- Simon Dixon (Head of Special Collections and Archives, University of Leicester)

Throughout 2020 Archives and Special Collections at the University of Leicester are hosting two National Lottery Heritage Funded projects involving digitisation, cataloguing, volunteering and community outreach. Both projects are heavily dependent on access to physical collections and facilities on site. With no option to pause either project, this presentation will reflect on how the project teams and volunteer participants have adapted to working remotely in order to deliver as many outcomes as possible.

14.15: Q&A

14.25: Discussion

14.45: Review and Possible Actions

15.00: Close