[forwarded to both the ARSC and Archivists-Talk groups]
Interesting article at "Boing Boing" about archival materials in New
After reading about the troubles in New Orleans, I still wonder if we
learned anything from our experience in Iraq:
1) Need for overwhelming force *right away* to secure the devastated
area. (Doing so allows quicker search and rescue, and to protect
2) Make it a high priority to protect important and valuable cultural
assets (which is tied to #1 above).