The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has many very helpful resources available to help rescue paper-based collections. (Their own disaster plan template, dPlan, is featured on their pages.) What I found especially pertinent, however, were the many preservation leaflets–there’s a “Click to view Preservation Leaflets” link in the left menu bar on every page. The leaflets deal with every situation imaginable and are well-written and succinct. NEDCC also offers a 24/7 “hotline” number to call with salvage questions. I’m adding them to our blog’s list of sources for future reference!
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Check this out! Did we think that our procedures are fine for shelter-in-place? Take a look at this document from the “Redefining Readiness” work group, authored by some very well-spoken people from the New York Academy of Medicine. Having any procedure is better than none, I suppose, but the questions raised by this document are as good as “lessons learned” before the event happens! Back to the drawing board we go!