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Book on emergency preparedness

From: Allyn Lord <alord>
Date: Monday, June 13, 1994
The Southeastern Registrars Association (SERA) is pleased to present
their most recent publication.  *Steal This Handbook! A Template for
Creating a Museum's Emergency Preparedness Plan* serves as a template
from which museums can create their own emergency preparedness plans.

The handbook covers all aspects of emergency preparedness, response, and
recovery, and includes both major disasters and everyday, potentially
dangerous situations.  Chapters deal with:

*   how to organize an emergency plan

*   standards for collections care and museum operations which mitigate
    against the effects of an emergency

*   procedures to follow during, immediately after, and in recovery from
    an emergency

*   stabilization techniques for damaged collection materials and

*   detailed appendices, such as how to develop the chain of command and
    phone tree, collection priorities, evacuation procedures, resource
    lists, incident forms, etc.

Along with samples of forms, the handbook has an extensive bibliography
which includes ordering information.

This spiral-bound handbook, approximately 250 pages in length, was
written especially for small and mid-size museums by the Ozark Group for
Emergency Resources (OGER).  The handbook has been reviewed by a diverse
group of conservators, risk managers, museum professionals, and
emergency and disaster specialists.  Why start from scratch when you can
*Steal This Handbook!*... well, almost.

Price:  $US 20.00 for SERA members, $US 25.00 for non-SERA members Price
        includes shipping and handling.  Inquire at the address/phone
        below for price of non-U.S. mailings.

Make check or money order payable to SERA and mail to:

        Michelle McKee Baker, SERA Treasurer
        South Carolina State Museum
        P.O. Box 100107
        Columbia, SC  29202-3107

ISBN 0-9621348-1-3.  SERA/SEMC Federal ID No. 54-1042825.

Questions?  Call Allyn Lord at 501-575-3481 or Michelle Baker at

Allyn Lord
The University Museum
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

                   Conservation DistList Instance 8:2
                   Distributed: Friday, June 17, 1994
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Received on Monday, 13 June, 1994

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