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Conference on disasters

From: Alan Calmes <alan.calmes>
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Lessons Learned in Emergencies: Not Your Ordinary Disaster
17th Annual National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Preservation Conference
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD
March 21, 2002

The National Archives and Records Administration's Annual
Preservation Conferences cover topics on the creation, use,
exhibition, care-and-handling, conservation, duplication, and
long-term storage of information on paper, film, tape, and disk.

The 2002 conference will bring together archivists, librarians, and
conservators to discuss the practical aspects of disaster prevention
and mitigation.


    *   practical, experience-based examples of how emergency
        situations are handled in archives, libraries, and museums
        to mitigate against disaster and confusion

    *   recovery of non-paper records, such as artifacts, film,
        audio-video tape, and electronic media

    *   how to minimize the damage to papers, bound volumes, books
        tapes, films, etc. during building renovation

    *   changes in fire suppression technology

    *   what we have learned from fire tests

    *   how to keep track of hastily removed materials


8:45    Welcome
        Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist Office of Records
        Services, Washington DC, NARA

8:55    Introduction
        Susan Page, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA

9:00    Fire prevention
        J. Andrew Wilson, Assistant Director for Fire Protection and
        Safety, Smithsonian Institution

9:35    Damage mitigation and recovery, magnetic media
        Peter Brothers, CEO, Specs Bros., LLC.

10:15   Coffee Break

10:45   Efficacy of various recovery techniques
        Kathy Ludwig, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA

11:15   Fire recovery, a case study
        Susan Page, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA

11:55   Lunch Break (Lecture Room B)

1:15    New techniques for fire detection and suppression
        Nick Artim, Director, Fire Safety Network

1:50    Recovery of film
        Roger Markham, Senior Technical Marketing Specialist, Kodak

2:20    Coffee Break

3:00    Objects Recovery, Mitigation
        Jerry Podany, Objects Conservator, Getty Museum

3:30    Emergency Preparedness Training
        Ann Seibert, Senior Paper Conservator, Library of Congress

4:05    NARA-sponsored research in records fire suppression and the
        role of security in disaster prevention
        Steve Hannestad, Director, Space and Security Management
        Division, NARA

4:40    Closing Remarks
        Susan Page, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA

Disaster recovery services representatives will be available in Room

Registration: Preregistration is required. The Registration Fee is
$75.00 (Includes buffet lunch). Please send check payable to:
National Archives Trust Fund and/or obtain registration information

    Eleanor Torain
    Conference Coordinator (NWT)
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2807
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Fax: 301-713-6653
    eleanor.torain [at] nara__gov


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