We want to hear the story of your COVID-19 experience! The Erie County Public Library is accepting short (3-5 minute) audio submissions detailing how COVID-19 has affected you, your family, or your community. These audio files will be collected, organized, and will be made available for future researchers studying the pandemic in our region. This project is modeled after the New York Public Library’s Pandemic Diaries project which has wonderful resources to answer common questions.
Please do not include any identifiable information about another person’s medical history, in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
How to record (From NYPL’s FAQ):
How do I create an audio file on my phone?
To make an audio recording on an iPhone, open the Voice Memos app, and use the red record button to start and pause your recording. When you have completed your diary, tap Done, name your recording, and press Save.
Not all Android phones come with an audio recording application, but there exist several free downloadable apps that allow you to take extended and good quality audio recordings.
How do I create an audio file on my computer?
To make an audio recording on any Apple computer, open the Voice Memos application, and use the red record button to start and pause your recording. When you have completed your diary, tap or click Done, then click on the words “New Recording” to name your file.
To make an audio recording on a PC running Windows 10, open the Voice Recorder application. Click on the microphone to start recording. When you have completed your diary, tap or click the blue square. Your recording will be saved to a folder in your Documents directory called Sound Recordings.