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The Citizen Curator Project is a joint venture between representatives of the John C. Hitt Library, the Texts & Technology program, the School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD), and the Department of History. Our goal is to promote public discourse and civic engagement through community-curated exhibits. As public crises emerge, such as those affecting civil rights, the environment, public health, and the economy, we need citizens to participate in discussions about these crises. Such participation requires citizens to access and make use of the unique materials available at our local museums, libraries, and archives. We facilitate these efforts with an eye toward highlighting new and overlooked perspectives on a wide array of issues that we use as unifying themes.
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This digital repository is an Open Educational Resource for educators to use in courses that may involve Russian language or culture in the curriculum. It was developed under a Fulbright-Hays grant, and all media was captured while visiting Russia in May and June of 2018 and during pre-departure meetings in the months prior. For more information on this project please visit the Building Bridges Fulbright-Hays site.
The UCF Community Veterans History Project is collecting, preserving, and making accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The histories, which students began recording during the fall 2010 semester, are archived and made digitally available through the UCF Libraries. The UCF Community Veterans History Project will also contribute selected veterans' histories to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.