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Disaster Planning and Response

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Disaster Response & Recovery:
A national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving artistic and historic artifacts, AIC has a web page on disaster recovery issues that provides information on recovering artifacts from water damage as well as links to other useful pages. It also includes links to pertinent articles from back issues of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC).
Disaster Planning: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery:
This PDF covers the principal causes of disaster and their effects as well as a four-phase disaster plan. It also includes a bibliography and links to sites covering deterioration agents and risk management.
Field Services Alliance:
The Field Services Alliance, an organization of individuals and agencies that provides training and other services for libraries, historical societies, archives, and museums, offers technical leaflets on their web site. Topics include general disaster planning and strategies for disaster prevention.
In the Face of Disaster:
A planning manual for disaster prevention, response, and recovery designed for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions, this site handbook is available in a web-based or Adobe Acrobat version. Chapters include prevention and planning, recovery and salvage, responding to an emergency, a list of available resources, and a bibliography. Although not designed specifically for magnetic-media preservation and geared toward institutions in northern New York State, much of the information can be applied generally.
Northeast Document Conservation Center:
The NEDCC has two leaflets that are of special interest in disaster planning: Disaster Planning, which focuses on identifying and coping with risks and creating a disaster-preparedness plan, and recommends further reading and basic materials that should be on hand. The second leaflet of interest is the Worksheet for Outlining a Disaster Plan .
ScreenSound Australia Film Handbook:
ScreenSound Australia has a special page for fire-damaged audio and visual materials, which includes general precautions and but also downloadable PDFs on fire-affected videotapes, photographic materials, and audio materials.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, SOLINET is a membership organization of libraries and other information organizations in the Southeast United States. Their publications page includes downloadable PDFs or html versions of various documents, many of which are also available in Spanish. Their Disaster Planning section features leaflets on a number of relevant issues, including a fire-safety primer and a listing of disaster-recovery services and supplies.
Specs Bros.:
A commercial service specializing in disaster recovery and restoration, Specs Bros. also has a web site that offers a brief guide to disaster planning and recovery.
UC Davis General Library Disaster Plan:
This site offers direct links to online disaster planning and response resources. Links are divided into the categories general, mold, pests, and water damage (broken down into the subcategories general, audiovisual materials, magnetic media, and paper).



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