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We invite you to participate in a virtual international workshop on "Using Holocaust Documents Online: The Changing Relationship Between the Archivist and the Users", organized by Yad Vashem - the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, with the support and cooperation of EVZ - the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" on 23=24 November, 2020.
The joint EVZ-Yad Vashem workshops provide a platform for discussions of contemporary questions, methodologies and programs, related to the accessibility of Holocaust documentation.In this workshop, taking place in the shadow of a the Covid-19 pandemic, we will deal with how open access to Holocaust documentation, and services provided remotely can redefine standard procedure and transform the way we interact, and we will explore the challenges and benefits these changes bring. Ever greater use of technology in the service of document accessibility raises new and complex professional and ethical questions. Focusing on the test case of Holocaust documentation, the workshop will address the changing role of the archivist/reference expert in interaction with the user. We will attempt to define expertise in an age where large amounts and sometimes all source material and information is accessible online, and how this actuality influences changes in methodology and tools.
The deadline to submit proposals is 21 September, 2020