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Subject: Risk assessment

Risk assessment

From: Harold Holland <hholland>
Date: Thursday, July 8, 1999
Presently we have an engineering student preparing background
material to assist smaller institutions such as museums and archives
to complete inhouse risk assessments.  We would like to rank each
potential threat (fire, neglect. inappropriate environmental
conditions, physical forces etc.) and probable amount of damage to a
collection between 0.0 and 1.0 as published by Robert Waller.  For
example if there is a 50% chance of an earthquake with a seismic
force of 5.0 in a region, are there readable identifiable parameters
to help determine the probable degree of shaking resistance and
impact upon a collection.  Likewise suggestions for developing a
ranking system for each of the major threats for each general
category of collection (items easily broken such as glass or
susceptible to low heat, etc.) will be appreciated.

Harold Holland
Preservation Manager
Provincial Archives NB
PO Box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1
Fax: 506-453-3288

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:7
                   Distributed: Monday, July 12, 1999
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Received on Thursday, 8 July, 1999

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