What you document about your experiences is up to you, but if you can’t think of how to get started, here are some questions that may aid you in forming your own narrative:
We welcome submissions from all of our South Florida community (defined as Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties), including University of Miami students, faculty, and staff no matter where they presently reside. For those under the age of 18, we require parents or guardians to complete the submission form for you. We are interested in archiving many and varied experiences and perspectives.
You can digitally submit your files to us by using the submission form. You will be asked to fill out an agreement with the University of Miami Libraries on the form, allowing us to serve as a repository and preserve your materials, and you will also be provided with important information regarding copyright, privacy, reproduction, and sharing of your materials. We also ask that all participants limit digital submissions to a maximum of 15 files, with individual files under 50MB in size. If you have more than 15 files, or file sizes over 50MB to donate, please reach out to us at email@example.com to discuss the donation.
We will only accept digital content using the following file formats: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, pdf, doc, docx, txt, mp3, mp4.
Some examples of materials you can send in analog/physical and digital formats are as follows:
Physical donations will be accepted at a later date. The UM Libraries will make an announcement on the project page once the Distinctive Collections are ready to accept analog or physical donations.
Gifts will become the property of the University of Miami upon receipt, and the UML may make all necessary decisions as to their retention, location, cataloging treatment, and other considerations relating to their use and disposition.
This project is ongoing and has no definitive deadline. Should this change, we will notify you on this page.
2 Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection: Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard, accessed March 18, 2021
You can digitally submit your files to us by using the University of Miami Libraries Distinctive Collections Documenting COVID-19 submission form.
(Puede enviarnos sus archivos digitalmente utilizando el formulario de envío del proyecto.)
If you have more than 15 files, or file sizes over 50MB to donate, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the donation.
Please send all questions and concerns to the following e-mail address: email@example.com, or contact us at the Kislak Center main number 305-284-9552 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Phone messages are currently being checked twice a day, so expect some delays in us getting back to you.