Disaster Preparedness – 2 Part Series

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day

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This webinar was presented in two parts. Click the thumbnails above to launch the recordings. You will be asked to enter an email address, please use training@tblc.org and then enter your name.  We recommend that you use the Playback in Browser option to view the recording.

Cultural heritage institutions are vulnerable to damage through natural and human-created disasters. Collections can be damaged by fire, smoke, flooding, burst or leaking pipes, and a host of other disasters, where management and staff need tools to handle both minor incidents and large-scale emergencies. This requires that institutions have knowledgeable staff and written plans for dealing with emergency situations, so that fewer disasters occur and damaged materials can be salvaged successfully. Staff must also be trained in proper recovery techniques and procedures.

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  • Identify key steps in the disaster planning process.
  • Explain plan components and varying roles of staff and responders.
  • Recall specific salvage techniques for library and archive media

Originally broadcast July 18 & 19, 2013.

Instructor: Alix Bentrud, Preservation Services Librarian @ Lyrasis