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Workshop on disaster preparedness

From: Charlotte A Tancin <ct0u+>
Date: Monday, October 5, 1998
Spotting the Iceberg: Managing Facilities to Avert Disaster
November 10, 1998
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Carnegie Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Sponsored by the Oakland Library Consortium Preservation Working
Group

In keeping with the recent wave of "Titanic" enthusiasm, we've
borrowed the theme of spotting icebergs as a metaphor for the
preventive and protective measures that can avert or minimize damage
from a disaster. Join us for a half-day workshop that will address
these topics:

    *   hazards surveys (of buildings and collection spaces)--what
        they are, why they're important, and how to do them;

    *   preventive and protective measures for minimizing damage
        from disasters;

    *   how to facilitate communications and cooperation among those
        who care for collections, their administrators and their
        facilities management staff;

    *   possible funding sources for hazards surveys and other such
        activities;

    *   several first-person accounts of recent emergencies
        involving local collections

Speakers include Sally Buchanan, School of Information Sciences,
University of Pittsburgh; Charlotte Tancin, Hunt Institute for
Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University; Ron Servello,
Facilities Manager, Pennsylvania State University and Peggy Domer,
Foundation Center, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

This program is free to University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon
University and Carnegie Libraries Staff, Faculty and Students.  For
all others, there is a nominal fee of $5.00 if registered by October
23. After October 23, the fee is $10.00.  On-site registration
begins at 8:30 a.m.

To register, call 412-268-6622 or print a registration form from the
web site.  For further information, see
<URL:http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/~ct0u/titanic.html>

Finally, also save the date for our next event, "Saving Your Family
Treasures," a public event showcasing basic preservation techniques
to be held at the Carnegie Museum on February 27, 1999.

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