Online Tools

The Northeast Document Conservation Center developed this extensive online disaster plan, (95 pages), a series of Web pages that require an investment of time to complete. A benefit to using the dPlan is its online accessibility at anytime; the plan is stored on NEDCC's server.

PrEP toolkit
The PrEP form is a component in the Council of State Archivists' Framework for Emergency Preparedness. Record and distribute your institution's essential contact information using this convenient template.  

Publications, Education, and Online Resources

Conserve O Grams
A series of technical leaflets available from the National Park Service and part of their Museum Management Program,these publications address the care of museum, library, and archive collections and include disaster response and recovery topics.

Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Website
An online database of resources sponsored by the Library of Congress Directorate, and the California Preservation Program.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, North Carolina: A Primer
Created by the staff at the State Records Center, this slideshow outlines the basic elements to consider in developing a disaster preparedness plan, the salvage of materials, and who to contact for help.

Heritage Preservation Bookstore
An online catalog of publications offered by Heritage Preservation, this website also offers downloadable online resources about disaster preparedness planning and recovery.

LYRASIS Classes & Events
LYRASIS hosts classes on several archive and library related topics including those on how to create a disaster preparedness plan. Many of these classes are Web-based and can be completed online.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Records Management Training Learning Center, National Archives and Records Administration
NARA's calendar for upcoming classes includes sessions on emergency planning and vital response. Classes are offered in all regions of the U.S.

Northeast Document Conservation Center, Preservation Leaflets
The NEDCC has created series of online leaflets which address the preservation of archival collections including the physical salvage of items damaged by the environment, pests, and disasters, and the preservation of digital items.

Northern States Conservation Center
The NSCC offers classes focusing primarily on museums and offers onsite and online classes in emergency response. Their site provides a list of online resources including some publications.

Primer for Disaster Preparedness, Disaster & Response, Museum Management Program, National Park Service
The online Primer, a collection of individual leaflets created by several federal agencies, focuses solely on disaster planning and addresses several types of disasters, salvage, and recovery.

Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response: Paper-Based Materials, Smithsonian Institution
An extensive document for planning and mitigation, this plan is hosted on the National Archives website.

Other Resources—Organizations

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
AIC's site provides guidelines for choosing a conservator and includes a library of online brochures and fact sheets and a list of available print publications.

American Library Association Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
A through, annotated bibliography of and links to preservation, disaster planning and emergency response, organizations, and tools.

Conservation Online
Among the resources at this disaster preparedness portal are the individual disaster preparedness plans of more than 20 national and state archives, libraries, and cultural institutions.

Council of State Archivists (CoSA)

Archives Research Center  
Provides a state-by-state listing of vital records policies and guidelines for state and local governments. Several states include disaster response and recovery guidelines.
Emergency Preparedness Initiative
CoSA's effort to document the state of preparedness for government records and archives and to establish guidelines for protecting the nation's documentary materials.
Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER)
An intergovernmental initiative coordinated by CoSA to deliver Web-based training about vital records identification and protection.

Getty Conservation Institute
There are free online publications in addition to ones for purchase. The Getty maintains links to other resources, education, and training.

Heritage Preservation

Alliance for Response
This site provides a forum for discussion about disaster preparedness, tools, and resources.
Heritage Emergency National Task Force
Co-sponsored by the Heritage Emergency National Task Force and FEMA, the task force is a partnership of 40 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies. The website includes sites, tools, and other educational materials.

Library of Congress, Emergency Preparedness Introduction
LC's emergency preparedness site is a component of their preservation section and includes a component about risk management.

National Archives (National Archives and Records Administration)

Emergency Preparedness
This site describes how to prepare and respond to emergencies for federal, state, and local records in addition to providing information about personal collections.
Preservation and Archives Professionals
Part of the NARA site, this page offers a wide variety of links to information about the care of paper, photographic, audiovisual, microfilm, and other formats of archival records. The site contains an individual link to emergency preparedness information. 

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
NCPC provides links to preservation organizations, preservation procedures for library and archive collections, and disaster planning and recovery. Sign up for their listserv.

Northeast Document Conservation Center Disaster Assistance
The NEDCC's main focus is providing tools and resources to preserve printed materials. Their site provides links to workshop and training opportunities, services, and online publications.

Society of American Archivists, MayDay
SAA recognizes May 1 of each year as a time to focus on collection preservation. This site is an annotated bibliography of links, ideas for activities, resources, and helpful tips for collection protection.