Risks to Collections Archives: Water

Disaster Preparedness Workbook

Disaster Preparedness Workbook for U.S. Navy Libraries and Archives (1998) The Disaster Preparedness Workbook For Navy Libraries and Archives was written to cover all types of disasters and to help Navy Libraries and Archives safeguard their informational resources as we are all self insured. Loss of these resources would seriously impact on our mission. Includes all […]

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Mud

Mud Source: Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) (Heritage Preservation) Video on removing mud from objects after a disaster.

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Preservation at Home

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.

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How to Videos [for Flood Recovery]

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 […]

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Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance

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 […]

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What to do about Home Movie Damage

What to do about Home Movie Damage Source: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) If your films are in a flood, contact a film archive or film laboratory as quickly as possible for further advice. There are many variables that affect the stability of film materials, and each circumstance is different. The following suggestions […]

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FAQ on Film Water Damage by Mick Newnham

FAQ on Film Water Damage by Mick Newnham Source: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Film that has been immersed in water is in severe danger of having the base separate from the emulsion. This means that the part of the film with the image on it will come away from the plastic backing […]

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Disaster Recovery for Tapes in Flooded Areas

Disaster Recovery for Tapes in Flooded Areas Source: Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) In the aftermath of hurricanes and severe flooding; homeowners, businesses and archives frequently find video and audio tapes that have been exposed to water and debris. Unfortunately, it’s all too often assumed that these tapes are ruined and irreplaceable recordings are […]

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Disaster Recovery for Films in Flooded Areas

Disaster Recovery for Films in Flooded Areas Source: Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) If your films are in a flood, contact a film archive or film laboratory as quickly as possible for further advice. There are many variables that affect the stability of film materials, and each circumstance is different. The following suggestions are […]

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