REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview

Learn about the REALM testing process, research updates, and project resources.

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As libraries and museums around the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core museum, library, and archival materials has become increasingly urgent. Through the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project, OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. View this webinar to learn more about the testing process, how to present results to your stakeholders, project resources to inform your local decisions, and what you can expect from the project in the months to come. 

Presented by: 

  • Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction, OCLC
  • Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, WebJunction, OCLC
  • Marvin D. Carr, Senior Advisor, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Thomas Mera, Project/Program Manager, Battelle
  • Will Richter, Principal Research Scientist, Battelle

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04 August 2020


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Webinar presenter Sharon Streams
Webinar presenter Kendra Morgan
Webinar presenter Marvin D. Carr
Webinar presenter Thomas Mera
Webinar presenter Will Richter