Library Requests Items for COVID-19 Archive Project
The Georgia Tech Library is looking to preserve the experiences of the Tech community as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It will collect photos, videos, notes, or anything else that people create during this time. Anyone is welcome to submit items to the collection, regardless of whether they’re on campus; the Library will soon be releasing information about how to do so on its YouTube channel and the Library Archives page.
With this project, the Library hopes to gather information that can assist future researchers who will study the pandemic, as well as Georgia Tech’s research and response to it. Similar archives detail the community’s experience with the Spanish Flu in 1918.
“It is so important to preserve our experiences for the future,” said Jody Thompson, head of archives and special collections at the Library. “These materials demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 on student, faculty, and staff life, and could be used for such purposes as instruction or research.”
Thompson provides more information about the project in this video.