Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Latest edition (2017) version of the Public Assistance (PA) Program and Policy Guide – details on programs, eligibility, and applying for assistance after a disaster.
Archive | September, 2017
Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper Source: New England Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Most librarians and archivists have seen the effects of mold on paper materials, but many have never experienced an active mold outbreak. This leaflet provides some basic information about mold and outlines the steps that need to be taken to stop […]
Emergency Preparedness & Response – AIC Wiki Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Wiki This is a compilation of materials from various conservation meetings and groups concerning emergency planning and response – it includes links to meeting handouts, emergency planning, preparedness, response, risk assessment, collections salvage and recovery, stabilizing the environment and collections, and stabilizing […]
Preservation at Home Source: The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia How to care for your audio, film, video and photographs, and protect them from water and fire damage.
How to Videos [for Flood Recovery] Source: Archives Society of Alberta The Lead Team has created six video resources for the Flood Advisory Programme’s webpage. These videos are intended to be concise resources which demonstrate basic salvage techniques to help archivists during an emergency. Includes handling wet paper, packing wet records, drying wet records, removing […]
Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance Source: Canadian Council of Archives (2003), author: Betty Walsh Salvage is only a small part of the overall disaster planning process: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Most importantly, management should support planning; duties should be delegated ahead of time and staff should be trained. Includes […]
Don’t Panic: Emergency Response & Salvage Workshop Source: Museum SOS – American Museum of Natural History In May 2004, a conference entitled Museum SOS: Strategies for Emergency Response and Salvage was held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City as part of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for […]
Guidelines for Disaster Preparedness in Museums Source: International Council of Museums (ICOM) Off-print from the handbook “Museum Security and Protection” ICOM/ICMS With the support of UNESCO
Developing a Disaster Preparedness/ Emergency Response Plan Source: American Alliance for Museums (AAM) Preparing for disaster is one of the most important things a museum can do in order to safeguard its collections and protect staff and visitors from hazards. This guide provides a primer on disaster preparedness and helps museums understand the process of […]
Emergency Supply Kits Source: Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) Until an actual emergency, it can be difficult to determine how many supplies to have on hand. Based on the size and type of the collection, institutions should have enough supplies to fully handle a smaller emergency or to last the first 24 […]