June 9, 2020

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The following is being sent on behalf of Matt Stahl, University Archivist
To:        All Faculty

From:   Matt Stahl, University Archivist

To document the COVID-19 pandemic for generations to come, UCSB Library Special Research Collections archivists have set out to record and preserve the campus community's personal experiences by building a digital community archives collection comprised entirely of user-generated content related to coronavirus.

It has come to our attention that many UCSB students are participating in COVID-19 related documentation projects in their classes. We would like to ask faculty and instructors to encourage students to submit these projects to the UCSB COVID-19 Community Archives Project.

UCSB students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit their own images, creative writing, social media posts, blog entries, video and audio files, etc., documenting their personal experiences during this life-altering global event. We will then store, maintain, and make accessible that data as a unique University Archives collection. Once the content has been processed, a digital exhibit will be accessible to the general public.

Learn more about the project and how to submit here: https://www.library.ucsb.edu/ucsb-covid-19-community-archives-project