Virginia Tech, with funding from the US National Science Foundation through grant IIS-0916733, is leading an international consortia to build a human and computing network to collect, archive, organize, and provide ready access for scholars, professionals, and the public interested in supporting ongoing recovery of communities that have faced a crisis or tragedy. In scope are school shootings and all other types of man-made or natural disasters. We welcome involvement of those with relevant content or who are interested in developing collections, as well as those seeking or promoting deeper understanding of CTR.
The April 16 Web Archive captures a wide variety of content related to the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. It includes memorial and tribute sites, commercial and non-commercial media, and other relevant web-based materials. This collection was specifically developed as a complement to the April 16 Archive (www.april16archive.org), which is dedicated to collecting and preserving individual stories, images, and files related to the events of April 16.