For those interested, please see below for information about an event scheduled for this weekend to help with data rescue efforts focused on music collections at cultural heritage institutions in Ukraine.

All the best,
Allison McClanahan
Librarian, Archives of Traditional Music
Indiana University
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Subject: [MLA-L] Data Rescue Session for Ukraine - March 5, 2022

Dear MLA Colleagues,

I am co-organizing a data rescue session focused on music collections at cultural heritage institutions in Ukraine which may be at risk during the attack and invasion by Russia. The session will occur on Saturday, March 5, 2022 (time TBD).

If you are interested in participating, please complete this form<> so that we can share additional information with you. The event will be held virtually, instructions will be provided for a variety of roles (no programming background required). Asynchronous participation is also possible.

Co-organized by Anna E. Kijas and Francesca Giannetti (Digital Humanities Interest Group, Music Library Association) and Andy Janco (Digital Humanities Interest Group of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies).

Thank you,


Anna E. Kijas

Head, Lilly Music Library

Granoff Music Center

Tufts University

20 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

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