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Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

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Title

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Subject

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank grant documents and materials

Project Item Type Metadata

Title

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Description

The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (HDMB) seeks, first, to collect and preserve digital evidence of the devastating Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. The purpose of the grant is to continue the work started in October 2005 with an officer’s grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This grant expands on the pilot version, to further develop and disseminate the practice of collecting and preserving the past online, offering guidance, tools, and approaches to be used in a wide variety of settings to reproduce similar digital collections.

Project is built on Site Builder, an early version of Omeka. The project also led to the creation of the Contribution and Geolocation plug-ins for Omeka.

Start Date

06/01/2006

End Date

05/01/2008

Proposal Co-Authors

Roy Rosenzweig

Director(s)

Dan Cohen
Tom Scheinfeldt

Manager(s)

Sheila Brennan

Web Designer(s)

Nate Agrin

Programmers

Jim Safley

Staff Members

Olivia Ryan
Allison O'Connor
Roger Mellen

Deliverables

1. Traffic to the site of one million page views in 2006.
2. 3,000 personal stories and images collected
3. outreach and networking
4. Guide to Building a Digital Memory Bank
5. enhance Survey Builder

Funder

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Funding Amount

$225,000

Partners

University of New Orleans
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
Louisiana State Museum
Tulane University - Southern Institute for Research and Education
Crescent City Farmer's Market
Loyola University - Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation Archive
Tulane University - Special Collections

Technology Used

Linux
Site Builder (Omeka)

Files

Logo
425905650_188efe6a2c_o.jpg
apuscg_HURRICANE_KATR_05BZA.jpg
apuscg_HURRICANE_KATR_05BZY.jpg
apuscg_HURRICANE_KATR_05C01.jpg
Why Collecting History Online is Web 1.5

Collection

Citation

“Hurricane Digital Memory Bank,” RRCHNM20, accessed October 21, 2020, https://20.rrchnm.org/items/show/167.