The ALA Washington Office has updated its Disaster Preparedness webpage. All links have been checked for accuracy and some new material has been added.
New additions include:
Sponsored by ALA Carnegie-Whitney Award and the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate. This website provides simple instructions, as well as links to more comprehensive information for *Preparing, Protecting, Preserving* many types of family treasures. Using this information, you will have the means to prepare ahead of time, to protect everyday, and if need be to preserve your family treasures after a disaster.
dPlan is a free Web-based fill-in-the-blank program for writing institutional disaster plans. It was created, tested, and refined by the Northeast Document Conservation Center and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
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