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Archiving COVID-19 Communities
We have taken the initiative to collect sources related to the COVID-19 crisis. This mainly involves collecting and archiving ephemeral sources that document how individuals and communities experience the COVID-19 crisis. The aim is to develop an application where citizens can upload their own documentation and share their experiences with this crisis, thus compiling a personal COVID-19 crisis diary. In the longer term, these will be interesting sources for public and participatory historiography with regard to this special period in the most recent world history. AI applications for transcribing speech and text and for annotating images can support the use of these sources in analyzing the way the crisis affects the everyday life of citizens and can usefully be correlated with medical results.