Disaster Resources

California Preservation Program Workshop Resource Lists

The Resource Lists are used in conjunction with the California Preservation Program workshops:
     Protecting Cultural Collections
     Are You Ready?

Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance

The website is a joint project of the California Preservation Program and Michigan State University Libraries and the Center for Great Lakes Culture. The heart of this site is a searchable database of disaster supplies, recovery experts, services, and other resources. Since knowing who to call for help and where to obtain services and supplies are essential components of disaster planning, this database is a particularly important one. It is searchable by both Northern and Southern California.

You can add resources to the database, helping to make it a more valuable tool for this region, or you can send new entries or corrections to info@calpreservation.org

In addition to the database, this site offers sample disaster plans, as well as worldwide disaster resources under the Resouces menu option.

Emergency Preparedness Videos from an Academic Campus

“Academic Aftershock” CSU Northridge and earthquake impact, Los Angeles, Monday, January 17, 1994 California OES Campus Disaster Preparedness Video

Conservation OnLine’s Disaster Preparedness and Response

A selection of core disaster resources, including disaster plans from a variety of institutions, mainly libraries. These can serve as models for your own institution’s planning, providing examples of both organizational strategies for disaster preparedness and response as well as information about handling a wide variety of types of library materials. Case studies of library, museum, and archive disasters, including Lessons of Recovery, a report on the massive flood at Colorado State University.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

AIC is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations. Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas on conservation, AIC advances the practice and promotes the importance of the preservation of cultural property by coordinating the exchange of knowledge, research, and publications.

In a disaster response and salvage, AIC can provide the names of experts in the conservation of paintings, paper, books, photographs, textiles, decorative arts, sculpture, and wooden artifacts as well as architectural, archaeological, natural science, and ethnographic materials.