Emergency Preparedness Webinars with NEDCC

NY3Rs Association, Inc. Presents:
Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series with the Northeast Document Conservation Center

Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness
Monday, October 20, 2014 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Most cultural heritage organizations are aware of the need for a disaster plan that addresses prevention of and response to emergencies that may affect collections. Assessing the risks to your collection is the foundation for an effective disaster plan. This webinar introduces the central elements of emergency preparedness and explores ways to identify internal and external hazards in order to assess and mitigate the risks they pose. Natural, industrial, technological, building, and human hazards will be examined for mitigation and planning purposes.

Disaster Planning
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

A disaster plan is an integral component of effective collections stewardship, but preparation of a plan can be daunting. This webinar, building upon Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness, introduces the steps involved in creating a disaster plan. The importance of including staff in disaster preparations and training is addressed, as well as recommended supplies, vendors, and equipment. dPlan, an online tool for creating a disaster plan, is introduced, as are various resources to assist in disaster planning, response, and recovery.

Assessing Risk to Digital Assets
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Planning for the care of digital collections and services in the case of disaster is as important as planning for the care of analog collections, but often these intangible objects receive less attention. This webinar introduces the methods and tools for assessing and mitigating likely risks to digital materials within the context of responsible digital preservation practices, as well as ways to integrate response and recovery for digital collections into an institutional disaster plan.

Visit http://www.lilrc.org/events for more information.

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