Offers several resources, including an online disaster planning tool and workshops.
DPlan – Online Disaster Preparedness Planning Tool
dPlan can help you create a plan for disaster prevention and response. Enter data into the online template to create a customized disaster plan for your institution. This plan will help you:
Emergency Preparedness Workshops
This course covers the importance of planning for emergency situations. Elements of a disaster plan and ways to update current plans are discussed. Different levels of planning can be taught; the course can focus on developing the plan itself, especially using NEDCC’s online tool, dPlan. Additionally, disaster recovery, salvage of wet collections, response, and rehabilitation can be emphasized. Case studies are used, and students learn from what others have experienced.
NEDCC's Emergency Management Preservation Leaflets
Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Workshop
This workshop will cover the following topics: the disaster planning process and how to successfully write a disaster plan for your collections; hazard mitigation; initial response activities; and practical recovery techniques for water and fire-damaged materials. Information on sources of assistance and service providers will be available. A hands-on component can be included to demonstrate recovery techniques for water-damaged paper materials.
The link to the Disaster Preparedness bibliography was prepared for in-house use at the museum sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is strictly a draft list, and is frequently updated as new materials and publications become available. If you feel that there is an error or there are materials that should be added to this Bibliography, please contact me at my E-Mail address and let me know the citation. I would be happy to add it as I want to make this list as inclusive as possible.
FAIC's Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel has essential information on protecting collections when disaster strikes. This hands-on tool will help you find information quickly and effectively so that important artifacts aren't lost forever, and is an important part of your disaster preparedness planning.
Side 1 of the Wheel outlines the critical stages and steps of disaster response, while Side 2 provides salvage steps for 9 types of collections, including books, documents, photos, electronic records, paintings, and more. The Wheel itself is 11 x 10 in. (28 x 25.4 cm).