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The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters project is part of a growing effort to record and archive the communications after, and responses to, the disaster. We welcome recommendations of materials for inclusion in the archive.
In addition to Japanese materials, we welcome content in English, Chinese, and Korean. We hope to include material on the regional and global reaction, as well as information about foreign nationals living/studying in Japan.
We are actively developing the means to harvest relevant social media in cooperation with our partners but have also established two methods that allow anyone to nominate materials for inclusion in the archive:
* Web Submission - You may directly submit links to online material you wish to nominate for inclusion in the digital archive through an online web form. We also offer a bookmarklet for fast and simple submission of links for consideration.
* submit＠jdarchive.org - You may also submit links to online materials, as well as relevant email correspondence (such as reports circulated by people in affected areas of Japan) directly by email. In the email, please include as much contextual information as possible (e.g., who created the record, when, where, and so forth). Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot respond
to these contributions individually.
We will be working to make this information widely available for long-term analysis of the disasters and their aftermaths.
The digital archive is an initiative of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University and is supervised by Professors Theodore C. Bestor, Andrew Gordon (Director), Helen Hardacre, and Susan J. Pharr.
It is being created in collaboration with various programs at Harvard, including metaLAB, the Harvard University Library, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA), Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), and beyond Harvard with the Internet Archive, National Diet Library, the NCC (North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources), the EASIANTH and H-Japan listservs, and other networks.