George Mason Basketball

Digital Memory Bank

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am having trouble using this website. What do I do?

If for any reason you are unable to contribute a story, image, or other file, please email us your contribution, your name, and any further information you feel is helpful. If you experience problems using the contribution form or the map browser on this website please consider upgrading to the latest web browser.

If you continue having trouble with this website please contract us at hoops@chnm.gmu.edu.

I don't go to George Mason. Should I still submit my story, image or other file?

Please! We want to hear from you. You need not be a student at George Mason to have been touched by their exciting season. Tell us why you are a fan or how you caught Mason Fever.

I would like to submit multiple stories, images or other files to the Memory Bank. Do I have to upload them one by one?

If you are only submitting a few items, we ask that you upload them one by one through our online interface. If, however, you would like to submit more than 20 objects, you may contact us at hoops@chnm.gmu.edu to make special arrangements for your contribution.

Are there any special guidelines for uploading images and files?

Images and other files larger than 10MB may not be uploaded through the web site interface. However, if you would like to contribute files larger than 10MB, you may e-mail us at hoops@chnm.gmu.edu to make special arrangements.

Can I submit digital materials that do not fit into the categories of stories, images and other files?

At this time, we are collecting primarily stories, image files, audio files, and movie files. We will consider significantly large and important collections on a case by case basis. Please contact us at hoops@chnm.gmu.edu if you would like to contribute a different kind of file.

When I submit materials to the Mason Basketball Digital Memory Bank, do I retain the copyright?

Yes. All contributors retain copyrights to any objects submitted to the Mason Basketball Digital Memory Bank, because you still own the materials. Nothing may be used for any public purpose without the permission of the Mason Basketball Digital Memory Bank and the original contributor.

How do I get permission to use materials from the Memory Bank?

Please e-mail us at hoops@chnm.gmu.edu if you would like to use an object from the Memory Bank. Objects from the Memory Bank may not be used for any public purpose without the permission of the Mason Basketball Digital Memory Bank and the original contributor.

How do I know that the content of the Mason Basketball Digital Memory Bank is factual?

Every submission to the Mason Basketball Digital Memory Bank—even those that are erroneous, misleading, or dubious—contributes in some way to the historical record. A misleading individual account, for example, could reveal certain personal and emotional aspects of the event that would otherwise be lost in a strict authentication and appraisal process. That said, most people who take the time to submit something to the Digital Memory Bank share the goal of its organizers—that is, to create a reliable and permanent record of responses to the Mason 2005-2006 basketball season—and therefore most contributions are authentic. Nevertheless, as with any historical sources (including, for example, newspaper accounts), there are always questions about reliability, and all researchers need to evaluate their sources critically. It is for this reason that the Memory Bank harvests metadata from every contributor—including name, email address, zip code, date received—and suggests that these metadata be examined in relation to one another, in relation to the content of the submission, and in relation to other authenticated records. Sound research technique is the basis of sound scholarship. Researchers with particular concerns should contact hoops@chnm.gmu.edu for more information.

How I can I help the Mason Basketball Digital Memory Bank?

First and foremost, by submitting your stories, images, and other files through the website and telling your friends about the Memory Bank. If you think you might be able to help in other ways, please feel free to contact us at hoops@chnm.gmu.edu.