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Call for papers--Emergency resource tool

From: Cynthia Ball <cballjasper>
Date: Monday, January 3, 2000
Call for Submissions
Emergency Resource Tool
Cynthia Ball and Audrey Yardley-Jones, Editors
Deadline for submissions--
    Part 1 - March 31, 2000.
    Part 2 - and Part 3: June 30, 2000
Publication Date - 15 Sep 2000

Each year in Canada, thousands of irreplaceable objects from museums
and archives are damaged during disasters.  Fire, floods, plumbing
accidents, vandalism and theft are just some of the risks that
heritage collections face.  While many situations cannot be
prevented, the damage can be greatly reduced if an organization is
prepared.  Emergency planning is an essential responsibility for
every museum and archives to ensure the preservation of collections
for future generations.

The goal of this publication is to produce a practical,
comprehensive guide that offers concise advice for preventing,
responding to, and recovering from emergencies with heritage
collections.  The Emergency Resource Tool is intended to guide
museums, archives, art galleries and libraries to develop an
emergency plan that accesses resources in their own communities. The
Tool will provide information with a Canadian context about
suppliers, services, materials and techniques based on the
contributors' experience and research.

The publication will be in binder format since this permits
additional sections to be added or updated as necessary.  The
language will be accessible to the diverse community of heritage
organizations from volunteer to professional and from small to
large-sized institutions.

Museums Alberta gratefully acknowledges the Museums Assistance
Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage for providing grant
funding to make this publication possible.

At this time the following sections have been identified for

Part 1: Emergency Preparedness Resources

    1.  The Economics of Emergency Preparedness
    2.  Be Prepared--Getting Started--Levels of Preparedness
    3.  Alberta's Weather
    4.  Earthquake Proofing Your Collections
    5.  Insurance Considerations
    6.  Tips--the voices of experience

Part 2: Salvage and Response

    1.  Museums Alberta's Emergency Resources Leaflet and the
        Museums Alberta Emergency Response Network
    2.  Safety Equipment and Considerations for Dealing With
        Contaminated Collections and Handling Hazards Precautions
        for Hante Virus
    3.  Immediate Response Instructions
    4.  Security at an Affected Site
    5.  Media Considerations
    6.  Mental and Physical Health of Response Team Members
    7.  Drying Options
    8.  Salvage of Water-Damaged Collections
        Salvage of Paper-Based and Archival Materials
        Salvage of Textiles
        Salvage of Wood and Furniture
        Salvage of Objects
        Salvage of Natural History Specimens
        Salvage of Paintings
        Salvage Techniques for Water Damaged Paleontology Specimens
    9.  Fire and Smoke Damaged Collections
    10. Tips--the voices of experience

Part 3:  Recovery

    1.  Cleaning the Affected Area After an Emergency
    2.  Postmortem: Evaluating the Response
    3.  Updating and Exercising the Plan, including Education and
        Staff Training
    4.  Tips--the voices of experience

At this time we invite inquiries, suggestions and contact from those
persons who would like to be involved in the development of the
"Emergency Resource Tool."  Share your experiences, research and
"tips" with other heritage workers.

All contributors will be fully credited.   We regret that we are
unable to provide an honorarium for any submissions.

For information please contact:

    Cynthia Ball
    Box 2282
    Jasper AB, T0E 1E0
    Fax: 780-852-3479
    cballjasper [at] yahoo__com

    Audrey Yardley-Jones
    Museums Alberta
    9829 - 103 Street
    Edmonton AB, T5K 0X9
    780-424-2668, ext. 225
    Fax: 780-425-1679
    conservation [at] museumsalberta__ab__ca

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