Cooperative collection of Katrina coverage
November 30th, 2005

Internet Archive has just launched a huge archive amassed since September 4th to preserve the online response to the giant Katrina catastrophe. There are four major divisions of the archive: News Sites, Personal Sites, Relief Sites, and Government Sites. Future scholars will have this snapshot of a first major disaster response within the Internet. Archive.org summarizes:

The Internet Archive and many individual contributors worked together to put together a comprehensive list of websites to create a historical record of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the massive relief effort which followed. This collection has over 25 million unique pages, all text searchable, from over 1500 sites. The web archive commenced on September 4th.


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