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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,
- 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: www.aaslh.org/FSA/tlpreservation.html
- 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: www.nc3r.org/faceofdisaster
- 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: www.nedcc.org
- The NEDCC has two leaflets that are of special interest in 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: www.screensound.gov.au/screensound/
- 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.
- SOLINET: http://www.solinet.net/preservation/preservation_templ.cfm?doc_id=115
- 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.: www.specsbros.com/index.html
- 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: www.lib.ucdavis.edu/preser/disaster/12online.htm
- 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).