Staci’s challenge – we need a better way to find people, not just links: (From Staci Kramer on Trust but Verify) “More and more (post-hurricane) information is popping up on line and I don’t think collecting links is enough. Just to narrow it down to one area, very specifically, can anyone help figure out how to aggregate all of the personal status reports (missing/safe/lost/found, etc.) into one searchable database or other searchable format? Ideally, we’d be able to do the same by zip code, neighborhood, parish and other formations but if we could just accomplish an aggregated people finder that would be a huge accomplishment.”
Tulane at Vanderbilt: A rexblog reader (one of the original seven) reports that several Tulane faculty members have temporarily re-located to Vanderbilt. The university is also participating in efforts to offer coursework to displaced students. By the way, the Tulane website has become a weblog.
Nashville convention-visitors bureau resources: The convention-visitors bureau folks have set up a web-page listing Nashville hotels and motels offering special rates for Katrina victims and Nashville attractions offering free admission for those from the devastated areas who have relocated here temporarily.