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Responding to 3-11: Preserving History in the Wake of Disaster


Responding to 3-11: Preserving History in the Wake of Disaster

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 2:15–6:00 pm
Location: SML International Room

The Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA), in collaboration with the East Asia Library, and with the support of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale (CEAS), is pleased to present a symposium commemorating the first anniversary of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The symposium will explore the conservation of archives impacted by the disasters, efforts to protect archives from future disasters, and projects documenting present conditions. Speakers will also discuss born-digital archives relating to Japan’s 2011 disasters, namely Harvard University’s Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters Project, an important effort to preserve multi-lingual records relating to the disasters. Please feel free to attend any portion of the program that is of interest.

Speakers are: Professor Okumura Hiroshi (Kobe National University), Professor Helen Hardacre (Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University), and Mr. Konrad Lawson (Project Manager of the Digital Archive, Harvard University).

Please note that the first presentation will be in Japanese followed by a summary in English. Participants are welcome to attend any portion of
the forum.

For more information, please visit the event’s website.

Yale University Library’s Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, SCOPA, strives to encourage professional growth and the development of librarianship as a dynamic profession. SCOPA organizes a regular series of forums devoted to a wide range of topics concerning initiatives in Yale libraries and academic libraries in general. SCOPA welcomes suggestions concerning possible future forums.

More information on SCOPA

Upcoming . . .

Jonathan Manton:
The Britten Thematic Catalog Project
April 2, 2:00 pm, SML International Room

The forum will provide an overview of the Britten Thematic Catalogue, highlighting the project’s research and technical achievements to date and the project’s aspirations for future versions of the tool after 2013.

Belinda McKeon, Reading
April 5, 2:00 pm, Beinecke Library, Room 38

Author Belinda McKeon will give a reading from her novel Solace(2011) and will discuss literary archives. Some of the manuscripts of late-18th-century/early-19th-century author Maria Edgeworth, referred to in Solace, will be on display.