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Framingham State University CoVID-19 Community Collecting Project: Home

Questions?

Please check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ) tab. You can email Millie Gonzalez or Colleen Previte directly to ask questions about the project before you submit. Remember to submit your digital items through the online submission form or mail a completed submission form with your physical items.

About the CoVid-19 Community Collecting Project

The Whittemore Library invites contributions from our campus community (students, faculty, staff and alumni) to capture the impact of the CoVID-19 pandemic on their lives. The library is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages submissions from all members of the university. We are interested in your life during the pandemic - the shift to remote instruction, your work from home, your work (if outside now) at off-campus jobs, the way you and your family and friends keep in touch, and more.

Each submission must include a completed form. You will submit your materials and an agreement allowing the Library to archive and showcase your materials.The Library can accept most types of formats, such as photos (jpg, png), videos (mp4, mov), audio (mp3), and text (txt, pdf, docx, doc). We will also accept physical materials. 

‚ÄčThe online archive will not be available to the public immediately. All accepted material will be made available following review and processing by library staff. The library reserves the right to withhold based on certain criteria.

The library is grateful to ultimately provide this snapshot of our lives during this difficult time to future researchers and members of the RAMS community.

Project Team

Millie Gonzalez, vgonzalez@framingham.edu, Emerging Technologies and Digital Services Librarian

Colleen Previte, cprevite@framingham.edu, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Hedda Monahan, hmonahan@framingham.edu, Student Success and Assessment Librarian

Abe Newall, anewall@framingham.edu, Digital Repository Coordinator

Claudia Osorio, cosorio@framingham.edu, Digital Assistant Assistant

Acknowledgements

The library would like to acknowledge the following projects for their texts and ideas:

  • J. Murrey Atkins, University of North Carolina Charlotte “Contribute Your Stories of the COVID-19 Outbreak” website.
  • A Journal of the Plague Year Omeka site 
  • Harvard University COVID-19 Community Archiving Project 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Documenting Covid-19 Project

Questions to consider

STUDENTS

What is it like to deal with a pandemic while continuing with your studies? How has the social distancing and the self-quarantine impacted your life?

FACULTY

What is it like to suddenly shift to remote instruction? How has this experience impacted your research and other academic work? How have you adapted to engage your students during this difficult time? How have your students been impacted?

STAFF

What has your experience been suddenly working remotely? How have you and your colleagues connected to supporting each other? How have you supported students and faculty in during the pandemic?

ALUMNI

How has life changed for you during this pandemic? What has your experience been in your communities, at work and in your home?

Submission Form

Please complete the online submission form to submit digital files. For those who would like to submit through an alternative method and not through the online form, we can accommodate your request. Email Millie Gonzalez and she will send you the submission form to submit your digital file.

Suggested contributions include but not limited to: images, personal journal entries, a zine about life during the pandemic, or assignments.

To submit a physical item, complete the pdf form below and email Colleen Previte, the University Archivist. In the FAQ, there is the address to mail your materials.

 

Resources

Visit the Framingham State University COVID-19 webpage for university updates, resources and information. For library assistance, visit the Library Services During COVID-19 online guide.