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University Libraries seeks digital photos, video of recent floods

August 13th, 2009


University of Louisville Libraries are collecting digital photos, videos and narratives of the recent flood for use in an archived community collection to document one of the city’s worst floods by the people who experienced it.

To contribute, e-mail digital photographs and narratives or send a CD or USB drive to University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky 40292, Attention: Rachel Howard.

Contributors are required to sign a Deed of Gift form (PDF) that gives the libraries permission to preserve and post their images. They also should complete a second form (PDF) that provides information about where and when the images were taken. Narratives can also be submitted through this form.

In addition to creating the collection, some of the images will be shared on an August 2009 Flood website that the libraries’ Digital Collection will host, according to Rachel Howard, digital initiatives librarian.

University Libraries, a member of the MetaArchive Cooperative, also will have the digital files replicated and stored at six different geographic locations so they are not lost due to natural disasters or other problems. The cooperative previously has documented the disasters in New Orleans and at Virginia Tech.

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