Risks to Collections Archives: Emergencies

Risk Evaluation and Planning Program

Risk Evaluation and Planning Program The Risk Evaluation and Planning Program (REPP) was originally developed by Heritage Preservation with support from an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant. It is now part of the resources for emergency preparedness and response available through FAIC. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate whether […]

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Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial

Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial Source: Cornell University Library The preservation program should be based on the collection needs of a specific library or cultural institution. There are many preservation principles that can be applied to all types of cultural institutions and the emphasis and the direction for the program will be determined by the […]

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WESTPAS Preservation Education and Training Workshops

WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) delivered preservation education and training workshops to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural institutions in 14 participating states and territories: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. WESTPAS began in 2007 and was successfully […]

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The Seismic Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings

The Seismic Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings Source: National Park Service, Preservation Brief #41 Earthquakes result from sudden movements of the geological plates that form the earth’s crust, generally along cracks or fractures known as “faults.” When buildings are not designed and constructed to withstand these unpredictable and often violent ground motions, major structural damage, or […]

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Emergency Planning and Fire Advice

Emergency Planning and Fire Advice Source: Historic England Our aim is to help the heritage sector by providing expertise and support in fire safety and emergency planning. We encourage knowledge transfer and facilitate the development of partnerships between sector partners. This resource had four parts: Emergency Planning Advice, Emergency Response Plans, Preparedness Training, and Fire […]

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Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities Source: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts State Archives and Massachusetts Department of Fire Services A full curriculum for emergency response training for cultural heritage institutions, complete with pre-program webinars, trainers materials for the program’s five workshops; slide decks and text for […]

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