Effective planning and management can significantly reduce the damage caused to collections during an emergency. The documents listed below can be useful in developing emergency response plans.
A complete list of Northeast Document Conservation Center Preservation Leaflets is available at http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets.list.php. The following six leaflets can be found in Section 3: "Emergency Management".
- Protection from Loss: Water and Fire Damage, Biological Agents, Theft, and Vandalism
- Disaster Planning
- An Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm, and Automatic Fire Sprinklers
- Integrated Pest Management
- Collections Security: Planning and Prevention for Libraries and Archives
- Protecting Collections During Renovation
Emergency Preparedness for Library of Congress Collections. Paper by Ann Seibert, Sr. Paper Conservator, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1996.
Disaster Planning for Libraries and Archives: Understanding the Essential Issues. Presentation by Dr Jan Lyall, Director, National Preservation Office of the National Library of Australia, at the Pan-African Conference on the Preservation and Conservation of Library and Archival Materials, Nairobi, Kenya: 21-25 June 1993.
Writing the Disaster Response Plan: going beyond shouting "Help! Help!". Presentation by Stephen Henson, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, at the 9th Annual Federal Depository Library Conference, October 22-25, 2000.
"All Hazards" Crisis Management Planning. Paper by Geary W. Sikich, Logical Management Systems, Corp., c1996.
Balloffet, Nelly. Library Disaster Handbook: Planning, Recovery, Resources. Highland, NY: Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, 1992. [copy available in WPC Library]
Fortson, Judith. Disaster Planning and Recovery. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. 1992. [copy available in WPC Library]