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Regional preservation networks http palimpsest stanford edu byorg callprsn html

Regional Preservation Networks http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/callprsn.html

Bay Area Preservation Network (BAPNet)

Inland Empire Libraries Disaster Response Network (IELDRN)

Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet)

San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster Response Network (SILDRN)

49-99 Cooperative Library System


Cooperative efforts

Cooperative efforts

BAPNet, IELDRN, and SILDRN

  • Arrange Mutual Aid Agreements among multi-type libraries in a region

  • Shared supplies

  • Contractual commitment to provide aid to participating libraries


Information resources

Information Resources

Conservation OnLine disaster page

http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/disasters

  • Variety of manuals, guides, instructional materials

  • Case histories

  • Institutional disaster plans


Information resources1

Information Resources

California Preservation Clearinghouse (Fall 2000)

Planning materials

Bibliographies

Generic "plug-in" disaster plans

Table top exercises

Links to suppliers and other disaster resources


Information resources2

Information resources

Fortson, Judith. Disaster planning and recovery : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians and archivists. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c1992. ix, 181 p. : ill., forms, map ; 28 cm. (How to-do-it manuals for libraries; no. 21)

Betty Walsh. Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance. WAAC Newsletter 19(2), May 1997.

http://sul2/waac/wn/wn19/wn19-2/wn19-206.html


Finding training opportunities

Finding training opportunities

  • Subscribe to Conservation DistList

    Frequent announcements of workshops

    http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/

  • Subscribe to

    [email protected] (Fall 2000)


Information resources3

Information resources

Amigos Library Services, Inc.Imaging and Preservation Services

"Assistance before, during and after an emergency. IPS is available to assist your institution with planning activities and recovery from damage caused by various emergency situations, including natural disasters, fire, pipe leaks, mold and pest infestations, construction accidents and vandalism. In the event of an emergency or its aftermath, call IPS for information, guidance, referrals to local resources and on- site assistance as required"

For information on IPS contact:Tom Clareson, [email protected]

Amigos Library Services, [email protected]


Training

Training

  • Workshops offered in California by

    Amigos

    LAPNet, BAPNet, IELDRN, etc.

  • Outside the region workshops offered by

    Solinet

    NEDCC

    CCAHA

  • American Institute for Conservation

    • Training the Trainers program

      Regional workshops will cover wide range of institutions, including museums, historical societies, etc.


Risk management

Risk management

  • Relationship not adversarial

  • Need to establish the concept of value-to-the-collection

  • Full replacement of contents, not market value

  • Establish that collection development staff determine nature of value


Services and vendors

Services and Vendors

Local companies

Don't use local freeze-drying facilities for drying collections

Drying books and documents is a specialized practice


Services and vendors1

Services and vendors

Use local companies for

  • Cold Storage

  • Shipping (local moving company)

  • Carpet removal

  • Compact storage maintenance

  • Building drying (maybe)


Major vendors

Major vendors

  • The major vendors are national companies

    • For a major emergency location of company is insignificant

    • But there are possible advantages to working with facilities

  • The major vendors are online 24/7

    They may call you when they hear about a flood


The major vendors

The major vendors

  • Document Reprocessors

  • Munters

  • Blackmon Mooring Steamatic Catastrophe, Inc.(BMS CAT)

  • Disaster Recovery Services, Inc. (DRS)


The major vendors1

The major vendors

Document Reprocessors

800-4-DRYING

  • End-to-end Disaster recovery services for water and fire damaged collections

  • “Thermaline” process


The major vendors2

The major vendors

Munters

800-959-7901

  • Desiccant dehumidifiers, humidity control, water damage recovery

  • Drying the building

  • Desiccant drying for difficult materials

    • magnetic tape

    • photographic materials

    • objects


The major vendors3

The major vendors

Blackmon Mooring Steamatic Catastrophe, Inc.(BMS CAT)

800-433-2940

  • Desiccant and refrigerant dehumidification of facilities, magnetic media, equipment, etc.

  • In-situ drying


The major vendors4

The major vendors

Disaster Recovery Services, Inc. (DRS)

800-856-3333

  • Vacuum freeze drying


Multiple vendors

Multiple vendors

  • Large institutions need to deal with more than one vendor

    • Major emergency may overload any single vendor

    • Variety of materials


Non print materials

Non-print materials

Microforms

Prearrange with your filming agent

Kodak

  • No longer has regional offices

  • May reprocess their own stock for free

  • Best to have your filming agent make arrangements

  • They can sift and process the rest


Non print materials1

Non-print materials

Videotape

  • Vidipax


Conservators

Book & Paper

Architecture (Especially if yours in an historic building)

Photographs

Objects (e.g. furniture and other wooden objects, ceramics, metals)

Textiles

Paintings

Sculpture

Conservators

Conservators are specialists:


Conservators1

Book & Paper

Architecture (Especially if yours in an historic building)

Photographs

Objects (e.g. furniture and other wooden objects, ceramics, metals)

Textiles

Paintings

Sculpture

Conservators

Make contacts with local conservators

  • Especially for your unusual collections

Specialties:


Finding a conservator

Finding a conservator

American Institute for Conservation "Guide to Conservation Services"

http://aic.stanford.edu/faic/refer.html


Contracts prearrangements

Contracts/Prearrangements

  • Don't need to make contracts in advance with major salvage companies

    • Better able to tune the contract when you've seen the damage

    • But a good idea to keep in touch

    • Do become familiar with their techniques in advance


Advance arrangements useful

Advance arrangements useful:

  • Cold Storage

  • Shipping (local moving company)

  • Carpet removal

  • Compact storage maintenance

  • Building drying (maybe)

  • Mutual Aid, Volunteers (e.g. other libraries)


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