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More September 11 Resources Made Available
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Posted On October 1, 2001
We continue our ongoing weekly coverage of important information resources related to the September 11 terrorist attack and recovery efforts. Please e-mail us information about additional sites.

Dow Jones Newswires has announced it is launching Rebuilding Wall Street, a free weekly electronic newsletter that's dedicated to covering the reconstruction of Wall Street's infrastructure. The newsletter will be published as a public service and made available to readers without charge until the end of the year. It is available at http://www.djnewswires.com/rebuilding.

According to the announcement, the newsletter will cover all aspects of the rebuilding effort, from disaster-recovery plans and human-interest developments to the commercial and political aspects of this multibillion-dollar reconstruction effort. Dow Jones Newswires will determine at the end of the year whether conditions warrant the continued publication of such a newsletter and, if so, on what terms.
 

LII Recommended
The Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII; http://www.lii.org), the searchable, annotated subject directory of Internet resources, has added a special page entitled "U.S. Attack and Aftermath." One of the excellent links provided is to a site with information compiled by Michael Sauers, a librarian at the Bibliographical Center for Research (http://www.bcr.org/~msauers/wtc.html). The LII page also lists many other useful compilations by individual librarians, researchers, and organizations.
 

Legal Aid
The American Bar Association (ABA) has created a Web site designed to provide critical information to victims of the attack, lawyers wishing to help victims, lawyers in need of disaster assistance, and military personnel who have legal needs as a result of the attack or because of active or reserve mobilization. Those in need can visit the ABA's Web site (http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/disaster.html) to obtain information about the many local pro bono and lawyer-referral programs that are operating for those affected by the attacks.
 

A Web Archive
A group of scholars is now working to build a Web archive about the September 11 terrorist attack. webArchivist.org (http://www.webarchivist.org) is working with The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org) in collaboration with the Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov) to identify and archive pages and sites related to the attacks in New York and Washington, DC. They hope to ensure that there is a solid historical record of this time period.

The scholars are asking for volunteers to help identify any Web sites or pages that have information or content about the September 11 attacks. They are especially interested in finding sites by individuals that record their feelings, experiences, or opinions. They would also like to find non-American sites. webArchivist.org describes several ways that people can contribute information.

The site is a research project sponsored jointly by scholars at the SUNY Institute of Technology-Utica/Rome and the University of Washington. The goal of webArchivist.org is to facilitate the archiving of specialized collections of Web materials to enhance future scholarly analyses. webArchivist.org develops tools and techniques to support its primary activities.
 
For more information, contact one of the co-directors:

Steven M. Schneider, associate professor of political science at the SUNY Institute of Technology-Utica/Rome (steve@sunyit.edu)

Kirsten A. Foot, assistant professor of communications at the University of Washington (kfoot@u.washington.edu)


Paula J. Hane is a freelance writer and editor covering the library and information industries. She was formerly Information Today, Inc.’s news bureau chief and editor of NewsBreaks.


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