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July 20, 2011

The Homeland Security Digital Library commemorates the 10th anniversary

Filed under: Scholarship — by Christopher Bellavita on July 20, 2011

As part of the Naval Postgraduate School’s commemoration of the ten year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Homeland Security Digital Library is featuring ten special posts on its blog, On The Homefront:

The series started on July 5th.

Once a week, On The Homefront will present information (mostly links to significant documents and contextual descriptions) related to “different facets of our shared American experience that have changed significantly or been affected deeply” by the attacks.

Here is the schedule, topics, and links to the posts that have already been published:

July 5 – Terrorism, Terrorists and Threats

July 12 – The Department of Homeland Security

July 19 – The 9/11 Commission Recommendations

July 26 – Emergency Preparedness

August 2 – Border Security and Immigration

August 9 – Transportation and Travel

August 16 – Freedoms and Rights

August 23 – Protecting Critical Infrastructure

August 30 – Communication

September 6 – Commemorating 9/11

The Library notes: Some documents linked to the Homeland Security Digital Library may require a login. They provide information about how eligible people can sign up for a [free} account.

This is who the library means by “eligible people”:

…U.S. citizens who are: federal, state, tribal, and local U.S. government officials; members of the U.S. military; homeland security researchers and academics; security staff protecting organizations vital to U.S. infrastructure.”

But many documents are available to anyone who visits the site:

Access to the following resources is open and does not require authentication:

* Limited HSDL Collection: contains over 50100 U.S. Federal Government documents as well as academic theses from federal government institutions.

* Policy & Strategy Section: direct access to key U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, national strategy documents, major legislation, and executive orders.

* HSDL Blog: On the Homefront: a synopsis of the most recent reports and issues in homeland security. The blog also includes a calendar of upcoming conferences and events.

* Blog Search: a single search across the best homeland security-related blogs and bloggers.

* Homeland Security Grants: where to find homeland security grants and grant-writing assistance.

* Books and Journals: pointers to commercial sources of homeland security-related research.

The Homeland Security Digital Library is a national treasure for academics, practitioners, citizens and others who work to “honor those who died that day.”