BASQ Call for Submissions - Archives in a Pandemic

The next edition of the Business Archives Section Quarterly (BASQ) is in the works!

This time we are dealing with the ways in which corporate archives are managing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unusual time for us all, and we are interested in hearing how business archivists are supporting their companies. We've had some great conversations on the message board about this topic and want to take it to the newsletter.

You can check out the threads “Your Responses to COVID-19” (March 19) and “Documenting the now? COVID-era ideas requested” (April 6) on the BAS message board if you haven’t had a chance.

What are you up to? We want to hear about it! Some examples include:

  • Documentation strategies for how your company is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. What are you capturing? How are you capturing it?
  • Stories mined from the archives to create a meaningful connection from the past to the present.
  • Working with your collections remotely – how have you adapted? How has your workflow changed?

We are ideally looking for articles between 500 and 1,000 words in length, but are more than happy to work with you as you develop your idea! Please reach out to to discuss. Even if you're just thinking about submitting, we'd love to connect.

The deadline for these articles is June 19, 2020. Thank you, and we hope to hear from you!

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