Covid-19 Resources

The following links to resources pertaining to COVID-19 are provided for your information.  More links will be added as new information becomes available so check back regularly.

 Collection Care

American Library Association “Handling Library Materials and Collections in a Pandemic

Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Property, “A Practical Guide for Managing Heritage Collections Closed at Short Notice due to Pandemic”, 29 April, 2020

“Caring for Heritage Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, April 21, 2020, by Irene Karsten, Canadian Conservation Institute 

CCI Technical Note, April 17, 2020 “Caring for Heritage Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
 "Caring for Heritage Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic", Version 2 (July 24, 2020)
NEDCC, March 26, 2020 “Disinfecting Books and Other Collections”
Reopening  Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project), Round 1 Test Results - Collections and Quarantine     
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project) Test 3 Results
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project) Test 4 Results
Society of American Archivists, Resources for Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis

Documenting the Pandemic

International Council on Archives, The Role of Archives in the COVID-19 Crisis"

Ontario Museum Association, "Webinar: Collecting Community Responses to COVID-19"

Society of American Archivists, “Documenting Your Communities Experience of COVID-19: A Resource List” 
Society of American Archivists, “Documenting in Times of Crisis: A Resource List” 

Reopening Archives

American Alliance of Museums, "Preparing to Reopen"
ASHRAE, Guidelines for Facilities
Association of Canadian Archivists, "Reopening the Archives"

Canadian Conservation Institute, Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Focus on Reopening

"Caring for Heritage Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic", Version 2 (July 24, 2020)
Ontario Museum Association, Guidance for Museums Reopening After Closure due to COVID-19
Reopening  Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project)     
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project), Project Test Results 1
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project), June 2020, Public Libraries Preparing to Reopen: Examples from the Field
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project), Reopening  Policies & Procedures: Examples from the Field
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project), Project Test Results 2
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project, Test 3 Results 
Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM Project) Test 4 Results

Working From Home

Society of American Archivists, “Archivists At Home” Tips on successfully working from home and what archival work you can undertake remotely

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