This morning, Historypin launched Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild., a shared online collection of images, maps, and stories capturing the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our local communities.
Presented with support from Google, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Society of American Archivists, and the American Association of State and Local History, 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.”
If you or your library would like to participate in Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild., please feel free to review this guide to getting started with Historypin. You may also read more about this project on Historypin’s blog.