May 25, 2020

Coronavirus: How do we record history in the internet age?

How will the coronavirus pandemic be remembered? Neil Prior takes a look at the projects documenting history-in-the-making in the age of the internet. When future historians study the global coronavirus pandemic and how Wales responded, the material available to them will differ from previous major events. Already, at least six projects are underway across Wales to record and archive people's coronavirus experiences, including efforts by Swansea University, National Museum Wales and the National Library of Wales. The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth is asking the public to share their experiences of how their daily lives have changed through letters, diaries, videos, voice recordings or photographs. "Since its inception over a century ago, the library has collected and preserved records of events in our history as Welsh people, and making it available to current and future generations," he said.

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