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Mayday

From: Anne Harrison <anha<-a>
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
In honor of MayDay, the Library of Congress Federal Library and
Information Center (FLICC)
<URL:http://www.loc.gov/flicc/wgpreservation.html> and the
Preservation Directorate have sponsored a model mutual disaster
assistance charter as an aid to librarians interested in
collaborating with other institutions to prepare for and cope with
disasters. See

    <URL:http://www.loc.gov/flicc/
        preservation/Model_MutualAssistanceCharter.pdf

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Examples of Working Disaster Response Networks: The state of
California is home to several disaster response networks.  Learn
about the organization and activities of some of the most successful
networks:

    Inland Empire Libraries Disaster Response Network (IELDRN)
    Mutual Aid Agreement

    San Diego/Imperial County (SILDRN) Mutual Aid Agreement

Emergency Preparedness Resources from the Preservation Directorate

Visit the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate emergency
preparedness web page for more information about disaster planning
and response including first-person accounts of conservators working
in the Gulf region after Hurricane Katrina (Learning from Katrina),
risk management tools and resources, information on fire recovery
for collections, videos of salvage procedures, and other resources
to help you prepare for disasters.

MayDay--A National Effort to Protect Collections from Disasters
Archives, libraries, museums, and historic preservation
organizations across America will set aside May 1, 2008, to
participate in MayDay.  The Heritage Emergency National Task Force
offers lots of ideas for taking simple steps to help protect
collections on their MayDay page.

Anne Harrison
FEDLINK Network Program Specialist
Library of Congress
Federal Library and Information Center Committee
202-707-4834
Fax: 202-707-4828


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