Yale University Library News

Librarianship in times of disaster: The 2015 Nepal Earthquake

July 8, 2015

All are welcome to join us for this SCOPA talk on Tuesday, July 14, from 10:00-11:00 in Bass Library L01.

When events like the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal occur around the world, it is hard to know how we can help. In this SCOPA talk, Sarah Calhoun (librarian for South Asian studies) and Kristin Bogdan (science and social science research data librarian at CSSSI) will talk about two ways that the academic community came together to provide assistance. Sarah will discuss the efforts to archive digital ephemera about the event and Kristin will talk about how map enthusiasts used the tools provided by OpenStreetMap’s Humanitarian OpenStreetMap platform to update maps to assist the teams on the ground.