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What are the policies of worcestercovid19.org?

Terms.  By sharing digital assets and contents through worcestercovid19.org, you are granting Worcester Historical Museum non-exclusive (shared), royalty-free license to preserve, reproduce, publish, modify, and share your content for public research, educational use, exhibits, or publication, including in print or online.

Worcester Historical Museum reserves the right to remove content that it considers duplicative, inappropriate, or outside the scope of this project. The Museum is not obligated to include your content in this project or preserve it in perpetuity.

Conditions. I am 18 years or older and am the undisputed owner of the materials described below and hereby transfer all rights, title and interest in the items to Worcester Historical Museum.

Privacy. Note that worcestercovid19.org collects email addresses in order to clarify submissions. These addresses are not shared. In sharing your story, be aware that we publish the fields "creator/author" and "contributor." If you want to personally remain anonymous please leave these fields blank or mark them as “anonymous.”

Copyright & Takedown. Copyright is confusing, and we don’t want concerns about copyright to stop you from submitting items to the archive. If you are concerned that you do not own full rights for this item or you do not have permission to share it, please indicate this when describing your item. We may contact you later to clarify.

The project team has made the best effort to adhere to known intellectual property and privacy rights. Due to the nature of community built, archival collections we are not always able to identify intellectual property and/or privacy information. We are eager to hear from any rights owners so that we may obtain accurate information. Please contact us to make corrections or to request removal of materials from public access.

Can I reserve the copyright to materials that I share through worcestercovid19.org?

You will retain in full any copyright you own on items contributed to the archive, and you can still use items in any way you see fit. By sharing them with Worcester Historical Museum through worcestercovid19.org, you are granting the Museum a broad license to make all uses of these files. Contact us at worcestercovid19@worcesterhistory.net with any additional concerns.

Can I share materials digital but ask that my contributions to the community archive remain confidential for a period of time?

Please contact us at worcestercovid19@worcesterhistory.net to discuss these materials. We may be able to work out a solution.

I still want to donate a physical object to Worcester Historical Museum can I still contribute this item to the Museum?

Worcester Historical Museum is temporarily closed, so we are unable to physically accept any items at this time. If you have a physical item such as a document or 3-D object, please take a photo or scan of the item and upload it through the “Share Your Story” page. If you are unable to take a photo, please contact us at worcestercovid19@worcesterhistory.net, so we can arrange to assist you in the future.

Who create Covid-19 Chronicles: Worcester’s Community Archive?

Covid-19 Chronicles is a project of Worcester Historical Museum in collaboration with Digital Worcester and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Digital Worcester and WPI created the website and continue to manage and enhance it.

Worcester Historical Museum manages the day to day operations with the community of contributors who are together preserving our city's history.

The Project Team includes:

I want to get more involve with this project, how can I volunteer?

Email the Project Team at worcestercovid19@worcesterhistory.net