Responding to COVID through a Digital Ecosystem

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

Beginning in 2019 and spurred by the COVID-19 epidemic and the shutdown of most public museums, the San Bernardino County Museum (SBCM) began the process of digitizing exhibits and developing a robust repository of born-digital content for the public to access from the comfort of their homes, especially those residents living in vulnerable or low-income communities. SBCM Connect is a digital ecosystem housed on the newly redesigned SBCM website which provides access to digital exhibits, curator blogs, digital tours, story maps, social media, collections records, photographs, and videos. It is designed as a one-stop-shop for all things digital and related to the San Bernardino County Museum. This collaborative process involved funding from California Natural Resources, multiple vendors, and staff from every division within the museum department.

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