Category Archives: Research Links

Historic Newspaper Files

I recently attended a local book fair and chatted with some of the staff of the Library of Congress. One interesting resource I discovered is their LOC service that provides copies of Historic American Newspapers. I have not yet used … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Journal Articles – free access from Taylor and Francis

In an effort to boost preparedness for hurricanes in the upcoming season, the publishing firm of Taylor and Francis has selected about  30 articles that are pertinent to hurricanes.  See their site called Hurricane Preparedness Articles. They have grant readers … Continue reading

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Knowledge Domain Vizualization for Emergency Management

For an exciting new way to review the key sources of information and the frequency of their use, see the work of Joseph Martin III.  He displays his work and explains the methodology on his blog.  Take a look and  … Continue reading

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General Resources of Interest

In a recent newsletter from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, these two new resources mentioned. Leading Innovation in Government.Report of the Partnership for Public Service and the Hay Group,  Dec. 2012, and A … Continue reading

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Recovery Theory Workshop Held

The Diva  was one of about 30 participants in an invitational workshop last week, in Chapel Hill, NC, organized to develop a body of theory to guide long-term recovery from disasters in the U.S. For too many decades, we have … Continue reading

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Planning for Recovery Prior to the Disaster Event

Some call it pre-event planning and others call it advance planning for recovery. Whichever term you use, the process is worth highlighting again.  Recently Eric Holdermann’s blog captured some advice from a seminar at Harvard on the topic of advance … Continue reading

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Information on N.Z. Quake from MCEER

For those of you following the sequence of events re the ChristChurch earthquake in N.Z.,  you should find the news gathering effort of  MCEER helpful to you.  As they did for the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, the MCEER staff  has … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Update – -Not all clear just yet

NOAA issued a major report on August 4, titled Federal Science Report Details Fate of Oil from BP Spill.  The full text of that report ( 5 pages) is available here. Nevertheless, other scientists are questioning the methodology and results … Continue reading

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Long-Term Recovery from A Catastrophic Disaster- Hurricane Katrina in LA.

The University of New Orleans CHART Center researchers have just posted some excellent papers resulting from their studies over the past five years. These are some of the best research findings on the topic of recovery. Five short papers, and … Continue reading

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Three Significant New Reports on Federal Recovery Systems

Three new reports out this week (April 13) address some of the fundamental problems of  the current federal recovery system: (1) Heritage Foundation. Federalizing Disasters Weakens FEMA — and Hurts Americans Hit by Catastrophes. Report # 2398 by M. Mayer … Continue reading

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