Reconceptualizing the Classroom: An Immersive Digital Primary Source Exercise During COVID-19

Melinda McPeek, Jennifer Piegols, Ian Post


The Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is part of the Libraries at Salisbury University and serves as a campus humanities research laboratory. With the closure of the University campus in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff and faculty quickly transitioned to online instruction. In response, Nabb Center staff initiated several activities including virtual classroom projects, online exhibits, and the creation of a COVID-19 collection. These activities unexpectedly presented our organization with new opportunities to expand our engagement within the University and broader community and will have a lasting impact on our instruction and outreach beyond the pandemic.  


university museums; university libraries; digital initiatives; virtual exhibits; active archiving; online instruction

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Museum and Society

ISSN 1479-8360