Monday, November 12, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Digital Photograph Project

Sand bags to the right probably prevented huge amounts
of water from getting into my basement.  The storm surge
debris line is shown in this image.
Photo by Bob Brinkmann.
The Hofstra University Library is undertaking a really interesting project where they are seeking to collect digital images of Hurricane Sandy.  I received this email about it below:

Hurricane Sandy Digital Photograph Project

As Hurricane Sandy was a weather event of historic proportions, the Long Island Studies Institute is making a public call for digital photographs that document the effects of this devastating storm on Long Island. Our plan is to preserve and arrange these photographs and, in the future, make them available to researchers. Should you care to contribute a digital image(s) to this project, please send it/them as e-mail attachments to  Any descriptive information (e.g., date and location) that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. As fellow Long Islanders we understand the gravity of this tragic event, and we pledge to process these materials with sensitivity and decorum.

Note: Please send only photographs of which you are the copyright holder. All photographs contributed to the project become the property of Hofstra University.

The Long Island Studies Institute, which is part of the Hofstra University Special Collections Department, is a major center for local history research.

If you have any photographs that document the impact of the storm, please send them in.

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