WABI, Observer, BDN advance library efforts to collect COVID-19 stories
The Piscataquis Observer and the Bangor Daily News advanced the Zoom event at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 titled “All in This Together: Preserving Maine’s COVID-19 Memories.” Matthew Revitt, shared collections librarian at Fogler Library, will join other archivists from across Maine for this seminar. The free event seeks to share information about statewide library initiatives focused on documenting the pandemic in Maine, and to provide information about how Mainers can contribute to the project. WABI (Channel 5) also promoted the event. “While there’s going to be an interest in the big government responses to this, there’s also going to be interest in the everyday lives, how peoples’ lives changed during the pandemic,” Revitt said. “And that’s the kind of thing we’re really interested in and what we’re talking about at this event.” The Zoom link is mainestatelibrary.omeka.net. More information about this collaborative project, funded by the federal CARES Act, is online.