Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York - COVID-19 Resources



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Resources for the Archives/GLAM community in the New York Metropolitan area during COVID-19

These resources have been compiled by the Archivists Round Table and include items that have been crowdsourced from the Archives/GLAM community. We will be updating this page periodically, so please check back if you do not see the resource you need. If you would like to share a resource for us to include on this page, please email the Advocacy Committee at advocacy@nycarchivists.org. 

ART Covid-19 impacts Survey

We're surveying archivists in the New York Metropolitan area to assess how COVID-19 is impacting our community and how we can help. Please take this 3-minute survey here: https://forms.gle/RbprQEgM3NM1Gp1o9

Legislation

CARES Act - bill passed by the United States Congress

https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr748/BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf


CARES Act - Small businesses

https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act


Advocating for Museum Support in Phase 4 COVID Bill

https://www.aam-us.org/2020/04/09/urge-congress-to-support-museum-community-in-phase-4-economic-relief/?fbclid=IwAR28H_U0_cWCxS8m2Y2DzsLHfIEU7w8jOkEsUVD0auTtnWlInC6duiOL8Yg


Coronavirus and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Archival Workers Emergency Fund - application. First day to apply will be April 15, 2020.

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/saa-foundation-board-of-directors/archival-workers-emergency-fund-application-guidelines


HALO Fund - library workers

https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/haloapply


Freelancers Relief Fund

https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/


The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Tri-State-Relief-Fund-to-Support-Non-Salaried-Workers-in-the-Visual-Arts


State of New York, Unemployment insurance

https://labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm


State of New Jersey, Unemployment insurance

https://myunemployment.nj.gov/

FSA Coronavirus Forbearance for Student Loans
https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

Paid Family Leave & Medical Leave Insurance Laws by State (National Partnership for Women & Families)
https://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/resources/economic-justice/paid-leave/state-paid-family-leave-laws.pdf

Smithsonian COVID-19 Resources Hub
https://culturalrescue.si.edu/hentf/major-disasters/current-disasters/#section7

Mellon Foundation Grants for Community-Based Archives (deadline June 1, 2020)
https://mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/call-for-proposals-community-based-archives/

Collections Care & Workplace safety

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes - CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html


Reopoening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project

https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html

Disinfecting Cultural Resources, Personal Protective Equipment, and Re-Entry to Cultural Sites - National Center for Preservation Technology & Training
https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/blog/tag/covid-19/

Workers' Rights During a Pandemic - Hammer Museum
https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2020/online-workers-rights-during-pandemic

Isolating, Disinfecting, and Cleaning Historic Materials - National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/blog/covid-19-basics-disinfecting-cultural-resources/

Handling Library Materials and Collections During a Pandemic - American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek/resources/pandemic

The Impact of Hand Sanitizers on Collection Materials - Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/preservation/scientists/projects/sanitize.html

Collections Care in the Age of COVID-19 Facebook Live event - FAIC Connecting to Collections Care
https://www.connectingtocollections.org/collections-care-covid-19/

Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Canadian Conservation Institute COVID-19 Task Force 
Technical Note: https://www.cac-accr.ca/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2020/04/cci_covid-19_en_2020-04-17.pdf    
Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AULQR_cyoKQ

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & remote work

SAA Accessibility & Disability Section's "Archivists at Home" Open Document
A crowdsourced document for advocacy and ideas on remote labor.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16ubmmTtJ7oCjbUFI_75fqG9J62pul9dg_RCd4au4tMw/edit#heading=h.mbs65hitovr4

Online Events from METRO
https://metro.org/online-events-from-metro/

American Association of State and Local History Recorded Webinars
https://learn.aaslh.org/recorded-webinars

WebJunction Free April Webinars for Library Staff
https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/free-webinars-for-library-staff.html


Crowdsourced List of Academic Library/Archives Webinars
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jJt1qoNqe_XteGFvzK2vq_fzutTAP8XCjESH8pHmFxE/edit#heading=h.ogeley4khkrv

International Council on Archives #StayHome Learn at Home training
https://www.ica.org/en/stayhome-learn-from-home-ica-s-offer-to-the-archival-community-during-covid-19


"What to do During COVID-19" International List of Online Resources for Archivists
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZVUfmCdVEsTbA93kdlQBxi7LGyjLKiG2swAVpICa5ew/edit


"Deriving Value from Collections in the Time of Corona (a resource co-created by ART member Margot Note!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhK2ww1_ZR8&feature=youtu.be

Introduction: IIIF Technical Workshop
http://ronallo.com/iiif-workshop-new/introduction.html

OPEN RESOURCES

Open access to recent issues of American Archivist, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Journal
https://americanarchivist.org/loi/AARC

Free online access to back issues of Archivaria, the Association of Canadian Archivists Journal
https://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/issue/archive

Internet Archive - National Emergency Library
https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary

community & Wellness

Archivists Round Table Weekly Community Hours (Tuesdays, 1-2 PM)
https://www.nycarchivists.org/event-3821788

METRO Weekly Community Chat (Thursdays, 2-3 PM)
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJMtdemprDsuIMAFYL4OvGMh-TtyiuZeCw

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Wednesday Well-Being Zoom & Thursday Coffee & Tea Break
https://amianet.org/engage/stay-connected/

Working Mindfully in Uncertain Times (METRO)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16QAD1cyHi9iCjhGCvYQiUFMM4m591XR2qWEmaNONXvs/edit

"Tell Your Story" SAA Archival Workers Emergency Fund website
https://awefund.wordpress.com/





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