Disaster Recovery and Preparedness

Disaster Recovery Technical Bulletins and Emergency Resource Guide

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
http://ccaha.org/publications/technical-bulletins and http://ccaha.org/publications/emergency-resource-guide

Technical bulletins provide guidance on salvaging art on paper, books, and photographs. Information on disaster preparation and prevention, as well as drying options, is presented in clear, concise language. The salvage leaflets are available in Spanish as well. For those in the Mid-Atlantic, the Emergency Resource Guide is a good resource to suppliers, service providers, and resources for information.

Emergency Management Technical Leaflets

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Technical leaflets in Section 3 provide guidance on disaster preparedness and recovery for books, documents, and photographs. Information on disaster planning, preparation and prevention, recovery from water damage and mold, and much more is presented in an easy to understand format.

Preserving Treasures after the Disaster

Library of Congress

Simple and concise directions for salvage of all types of collections with helpful video guides.

Emergency Preparedness

Library of Congress

Useful disaster specific information covering earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, tornadoes, fire and flood. Provides helpful insurance information and general valuation guides for books in both Dewey and Library of Congress classifications.

Resources for Emergency Planning and Preparedness and Resources for Response and Recovery

Heritage Preservation/Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Valuable information and forms to guide institutions and individuals through the disaster planning and recovery process. Includes video clips from the Field Guide to Emergency Response DVD.

Resources for Protecting and Saving Family Treasures and Historic Properties

Heritage Preservation/Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Information to help individual understand their risks, how families can prepare for disasters, salvage their belongings, and restore their historic property. Includes video clips from the Field Guide to Emergency Response DVD.

Emergency Planning and Recovery Techniques

Greater Hudson Heritage Network

A manual geared mostly toward institutions but has helpful recovery information for many different types of larger format paper items. Has not been updated since 1999 so suppliers information may be inaccurate.

Salvage Procedures for Wet Items

Minnesota Historical Society

Helpful resource for salvaging a wide variety of water damaged materials. Minnesota Historical Society centered from some methods as the procedures are excerpted from the MHS disaster plan. The Disaster Salvage Tip Sheet is particularly helpful.

Disaster Recovery for Films in Flooded Areas

Association of Moving Image Archivists

Useful resource for recovering family home movies with informative frequently asked questions section.

More Resources

For more resources see the IMLS Guide to Online Resources > Prepare for and Respond to Emergencies: www.imls.gov/collections/resources/prepare.htm