Saturday, November 17, 2012

Free Webinar - “Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery"

Free Webinar and Live Chat Tuesday at 2:00 pm (Eastern) “Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery" In response to the ongoing recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Connecting to Collections Online Community will host a webinar and live chat event on Tuesday, November 20, at 2:00 pm (Eastern). This webinar will bring together leading experts in the field of disaster recovery to provide the cultural community with critical information on salvaging damaged collections. During this webinar we will discuss health and safety concerns; triage, loss, and stabilization of collections; and recovery strategies. You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on “Access Meeting Room” on the right side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click “Enter Now!” You will be redirected to the webinar. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our troubleshooting page. _____ What: Webinar and live chat event When: Tuesday, November 20, 2:00 pm (Eastern) Where: The C2C Meeting Room Who: Institutions affected by Hurricane Sandy; those providing outreach to affected institutions or helping the public save personal treasures; and those interested in strengthening their disaster preparedness training are invited to participate. Featured Experts: Beverly Perkins, chief conservator with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and Hilary Kaplan, training specialist with the National Archives and Records Administration Featured Resources: American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) Emergency Response Services (Regional Alliance for Preservation) After the Flood (Heritage Preservation) Preserving Treasures After a Disaster (Library of Congress) Vital Records and Disaster Recovery (National Archives and Records Administration) Working with Disaster Recovery Vendors (New York State Archives) Additional resources from the New York State Archives Heritage Preservation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals in caring for our endangered heritage. Heritage Preservation moderates the Connecting to Collections Online Community.