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Subject: Call for papers--Emergency Resource Tool

Call for papers--Emergency Resource Tool

From: Cynthia Ball <cballjasper>
Date: Friday, August 11, 2000
Emergency Resource Tool
Cynthia Ball and Audrey Yardley-Jones, Editors

Final call for submissions

The Emergency Resource Tool project is underway. There has been an
enthusiastic response to the call for submissions but additional
entries are still needed.  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.  While several books about how to write an
emergency plan have been produced for the museum and archives
communities in recent years, the focus of this manual is a
compilation of resources 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.

The following sections have been identified for inclusion:

Part 1: Emergency Preparedness Resources

    1.  The Economics of Emergency Preparedness
    2.  Quantifying Risk Assessment
    3.  Be Prepared-Getting Started-Levels of Preparedness
    4.  Canada's Weather
    5.  Earthquake Proofing Your Collections
    6.  Insurance Considerations
    7.  Mutual Aid Agreements
    8.  Hazardous and Problematic Materials in Collections-Health
        and Safety Precautions and Preventive Conservation
    9.  Contents of Emergency Recovery Kits and Carts
    10. Moisture-Proofing Collections
    11. Sources of Information and Assistance
    12. 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.  How to Pack a Freezer Truck
    9.  Salvage of Water-Damaged Collections
        Salvage of Paper-Based and Archival Materials
        How to Dry a Book
        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
        Salvage Techniques for Botanical Specimens
        Salvage Techniques for Mineral Specimens
        Salvage Techniques for Fluid-Preserved Collections
        Salvage Techniques for Metals
        Salvage Techniques for Electronic Media
    10. Fire and Smoke Damaged Collections
    11. 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.  Recovering Frozen Archival Materials
    5.  Business Resumption Planning
    6.  Tips-the voices of experience

All contributors will be fully credited.  We regret that we are
unable to provide an honorarium for any submissions.  Share your
experiences, research and "tips" with other heritage workers.  No
bit of advice is too small!

The final deadline for submissions is August 25th, 2000. For more
information or if you would like to participate in this project,

    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
    780-424-2657, ext. 225
    Fax: 780-425-1679
    conservation [at] museumsalberta__ab__ca

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:14
                  Distributed: Friday, August 18, 2000
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Received on Friday, 11 August, 2000

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