Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Screenshot 08The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank is a web site devoted to the preservation of digital accounts of the devastation and aftermath caused by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. They welcome contributions from survivors, first responders, relief workers, family, friends, and anyone with reflections on the hurricanes and their aftermath.

Contributors first find their location on a Google Map, then they contribute their story, picture or other file (am thinking this could be an audio recording, size is limited to 5 mgs, but if you have a larger file you can send them an email and make arrangements for upload...), then they provide some general information about themselves and upload the information. You can browse contributions by type and also via a Google Map.

A very interesting and friendly interface for contributing information. This is a project of The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University and the University of New Orleans in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and the

Louisiana State Museum.

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