Canceling Spring Member Meeting at Emory

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Chip German

Mar 16, 2020, 10:55:58 AM3/16/20
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APTrust Community:

It will come as no surprise to anyone that the COVID-19 situation requires that we cancel our in-person spring meeting, scheduled for May 5 and 6 at Emory University.

Bradley Daigle will be discussing options for a virtual Member meeting with our Advisory Committee's liaisons to the APTrust Governing Board, Rosalyn Metz and Nathan Tallman, in coming days.  Meanwhile, the Advisory Committee as a whole will be considering a list of topics for discussion at the virtual meeting and by other means.

In order to be sure we keep the deans well informed on the current state of APTrust, I'll be seeking a date for a short virtual session with them as COVID-19 issues appear to be resolving.  As always, I'll make sure that the APTrust community has the same information (all good) that I'll be sharing with them at that time.

Bradley will be sending an email out to the Advisory and Community lists soon to solicit topics and ideas for formatting our first virtual Member meeting.  We're hoping that his call to think about APTrust matters will feel like a bit of a respite from the stressful, unrelenting waves of troubling news with which we're all dealing at the moment.

Meanwhile, please take good care of yourselves. At a time when our enterprises are moving nearly all of their activities online, it is good to think about how much we enjoy our APTrust face-to-face gatherings.  We'll get back to our in-person meeting schedule as soon as we can.

Best wishes,

R. F. (Chip) German Jr.
Program Director
Academic Preservation Trust
Interim Associate University Librarian
Research and Learning Services
University of Virginia Library

Daigle, Bradley J (bjd2b)

Mar 17, 2020, 4:21:11 PM3/17/20
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Hello everyone,

Understanding fully how absolutely preoccupied we all are and trying to find that delicate balance between moving forward and tone deafness, I am following up on Chip’s message below. Here is a document that I have started to capture your ideas about how we might proceed this spring with connecting, deepening, and expanding our preservation experience:

Please add your thought and ideas to it over the next few weeks so we can start putting together a plan. Rosalyn, Nathan, and I will be meeting again this week to discuss formats and will keep you all posted.

In the meantime as more information comes in and closures remain the one constant - I will echo Chip’s sentiments below: be smart, be safe, and be well.



Bradley J. Daigle
Academic Preservation Trust
University of Virginia Library

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