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Emergency Informatics and Digital Libraries: Workshop for JCDL 2012
Fox, Edward A.
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There is growing global awareness of the need for information in connection with emergencies, crises, tragedies, disasters, and related recovery activities. Yet, there is little integration of the diverse types of related information, minimal connection with the digital library community, and almost no awareness of the need for related digital library research and development. This workshop will bring together key stakeholders from the many agencies and organizations in the area, as well as researchers with interdisciplinary perspectives, to explore these opportunities with those in the DL community who are interested. This will build upon work on the NSF-funded Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Network (www.ctrnet.net) DL project, and its collaboration with the Internet Archive, to identify, capture, preserve, and make accessible information about worldwide natural and manmade disasters as they occur. The CTRnet team will help with accomplishing the objectives listed below, ensuring a permanent record of findings and information shared during or after the meeting.