Dear Global BaltHerNet Community!

April 17, 2020

The massive spread of COVID-19 has changed all of our everyday lives and activities. Many of us have been forced to stay away from our normal workspaces to isolate ourselves at home and work remotely. Events have been cancelled or postponed. Opportunities to move about have become limited, if not impossible.

BaltHerNet too has had to change its plans. It is with deep sadness that I announce our 2020 summer school, which was supposed to take place in Hiiumaa, is cancelled. As no one knows when this crisis will end and normal life will resume, it is complicated to try and postpone it. For many of us, participating in the summer school means international travel and unfortunately, the outlook for the coming months is poor.

We will definitely hold the NPA Annual Meeting, whether that will be online or in combination with a meeting in Estonia. We will let you know as soon as we can.

The next meeting of the BaltHerNet community will take place in 2021 with a conference in Lithuania.

Until then, let’s keep in touch online. Globally, all of the memory institutions are thinking of new ways to provide services for people, so that it doesn’t require physically going anywhere. Let´s use old and create new digital content! Let´s generate news, ideas, and solutions! Send us information about campaigns that memory institutions are launching during the coronavirus crisis. The BaltHerNet newsletter and portal are waiting for your news.

I wish you all a calm mind and good health! Take care of yourselves, those close to you, and our heritage!

Piret Noorhani