Tulane has been reported as intact and not flooded by several sources.
This was posted yesterday on the archives listserv:
>>I contacted a woman I found on one of the NOLA.com blogs, and she passed on the livejournal site where she is trying to compile a list of faculty, http://www.livejournal.com/community/lastulane/. I saw some people from the library listed. <<
>>> [log in to unmask] 09/02/05 07:58AM >>>
On a similar note, does anybody know if Tulane's irreplacable jazz archive
is still intact, or (God forbid) underwater?
>From: David Hamilton <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
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>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Louisiana Library Association Disaster Relief Fund
>Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 10:10:22 -0400
>Not directly musical, but this link gives information on the condition of
>art collections in the hurricane region:
>At 9/2/2005 10:03 AM, you wrote:
>>The message below came over the archives list. Not sure if you can
>>designate your contribution to any particular repository, but it's likely
>>worth a shot.
>>Also, in defense of librarians and archivists with multiple priorities and
>>few resources, it's actually extremely time-consuming and costly to scan
>>entire collections and make them web-accessible, especially with large or
>>odd-size items, and most especially if there are any copyright or other
>>legal considerations, such as rules set by the donor of the materials.
>>There's also the fact that understaffed and underfinanced institutions are
>>also responsible for other duties, such as reference and other user
>>services, collection development, cataloging of new items if they're also
>>a regular library, etc. It's just not that simple an issue. As others have
>>noted, it's not as if we don't WANT to do digital preservation.
>>Wilson Processing Project
>>The New York Public Library
>>Subject: Fwd: [ALACRO-L:2962] Louisiana Library Association Accepting
>>Monetary Donations For Libraries
>>The Louisiana Library Association has set up 'The LLA Disaster Relief
>>Fund' and is now accepting monetary donations to assist school, public,
>>and academic library restoration efforts in Southeastern Louisiana.
>>Please make checks payable to: LLA-Disaster Relief
>>And mail to: LLA
>> 421 South 4th St
>> Eunice, LA 70535
>New York City
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