Screen shot from the Cambridge University Library website
Launched in April 2020, the Cambridge University Library’s ‘Collecting COVID-19’ initiative aimed to build a collaborative history of the coronavirus outbreak and capture the experience of the Collegiate University and the city of Cambridge.
After hearing about the creation of this digital archive of the pandemic from the point of view of those who live in Cambridge, I offered to donate copies of my COVID-19 visual diary images.
To date, the library has almost 240 digital items have been transferred into the collection from nearly two dozen contributors, including photographs and audio material as well as video, song lyrics, art work and other creative projects. And are is looking to add to the collect, with all kinds of digital and physical materials relating to the pandemic. These include, but are not limited to, videos, photographs and images (including posters and leaflets), audio recordings, creative projects, as well as journals and diaries.
The project entitled: A city’s pandemic, is now online at the University Library’s website and fewatures several images from my COVID-19 visual diary (mentioned in my previous blog post).