October 8, 2015

METRO, SAA, NARA, Google, and Historypin Partner on “Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild” Project

From the Historypin Blog:

Today, Historypin is launching Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild. Together with Google, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, the Society of American Archivists, and the American Association of State and Local History, the project is a shared online collection of local history as captured by individuals and cultural heritage institutions alike.

From the METRO (New York Library Council) Blog:

…this project will serve as a growing resource where individuals and cultural heritage institutions can join to safeguard the memory of neighborhoods effected by Sandy before, during, and after the storm.

Projects like this one present a great opportunity for libraries, archives, and museums to share their resources with the public. Says METRO’s Executive Director, Jason Kucsma, “I’m pleased METRO was invited to participate in this project as a conduit to our incredibly resilient membership. Sandy was understatedly difficult for many of our members, and this is a leadership opportunity for libraries, archives, and museums in preserving the cultural memory of Sandy, the communities it impacted, and the commitment of individuals rebuilding.”

Direct to Project Web Site: Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild

UPDATE: NARA is also a partner.

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