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Disaster Recovery Planning

http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/sector_info_item/2
The Be Prepared online disaster planning handbook at the Australian Museums On Line website.

http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/librarypreservation/meolda/index.html
An introduction from the Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial.

http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/disasters/
Conservation On Line disaster smorgasbord.

http://www.caval.edu.au/riskman.html
Resources offered by CAVAL Risk Management Group, a committee set up by CAVAL (Cooperative Action by Victorian Academic Libraries)

http://www.culturalconservation.unimelb.edu.au/publications/publications.html
One of the publications on this page is an advisory document on bushfire preparedness put together by the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation on funding provided by Emergency Management Australia.

http://www.naa.gov.au/records-management/publications/Disaster-manual.aspx
The National Archives' disaster plan.

http://www.nla.gov.au/policy/disaster/
The National Library's disaster plan.

http://www.nfsa.afc.gov.au/preservation/
This National Film and Sound Archive site covers audio-visual material

http://www.m25lib.ac.uk/services_and_resources/index.php
The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries disaster control plan site. Contains a disaster plan template. See also Mutual Aid Agreements below.

http://preserve.harvard.edu/emergencies/
Harvard Library's disaster plan plus more.

http://icom.museum/disaster_preparedness.html#plan
“Guidelines for Disaster Preparedness in Museums”, an off-print from the International Council of Museums’ handbook, "Museum Security and Protection". ICOM’s disaster preparedness primer.

http://www.getty.edu/bookstore/titles/emerg.html
Free downloadable pdf of the publication “ Building an Emergency Plan A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions Compiled by Valerie Dorge and Sharon Jones”

Disaster Plans:

http://www.naa.gov.au/recordkeeping/preservation/disaster/intro.html
The National Archives' disaster plan.

http://www.nla.gov.au/policy/disaster/
The National Library's disaster plan.

http://www.nfsa.afc.gov.au/Screensound/Screenso.nsf/HeadingPagesDisplay/PreservationCare+for+Materials?OpenDocument
This National Film and Sound Archive site covers audio-visual material

http://www.m25lib.ac.uk/services_and_resources/index.php
The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries disaster control plan site. Contains a disaster plan template. See also Mutual Aid Agreements below.

http://preserve.harvard.edu/emergencies/
Harvard Library's disaster plan plus more.

http://icom.museum/disaster_preparedness.html#plan
ICOM’s disaster preparedness primer.

http://www.getty.edu/bookstore/titles/emerg.html
Free downloadable pdf of the publication “ Building an Emergency Plan A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions Compiled by Valerie Dorge and Sharon Jones”

http://www.archivists.org/mayday/ideas.asp
There is a list of resources on putting together disaster plans at the end of this page. It includes templates.

Business Continuity:

Many of the sites below focus on information rich corporations such as banks and insurance companies however the principles are valuable and they do push you to consider the bigger picture.

http://www.drj.com/new2dr/newbies.htm
The Disaster Recovery Journal's introduction to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

http://www.compassconsulting.com/articles/DRP.html
A general but readable introduction.

http://www.thebci.org/
The Business Continuity Institute; UK and international. Professional business continuity body which also has chapters in Sydney and Canberra.

http://www.drii.org/
Disaster Recovery International; US professional body for business continuity

http://www.dri.ca/
The Canadian arm of DRI

http://continuitycentral.com/
Continuity Central, all you ever wanted to know about Business Continuity and then much, much more....

http://continuitycentral.com/ccap.htm
Australia and Asia Pacific section of the Continuity Central website

Conferences on Disasters

http://www.archives.gov/preservation/emergency-prep/lessons-learned.html
Proceedings of NARA's 2002 conference, Lessons Learned in Emergencies: Not Your Ordinary Disaster Conference.

http://www.museum-sos.org
To quote the intro page to this site:
"This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF grant #DBI-0353533, 'Support for a Meeting and Workshop on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Salvage in Natural History Collections'."

Mutual Aid Agreements:

This is a listing of organisations that operate in a cooperative fashion for disaster preparedness (similar to DISACT).

http://www.disalteam.co.nz/
“The Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team is a voluntary group of professional people from the Christchurch, New Zealand area who work in the cultural and heritage sector. It was founded in 1987.”

http://www.ieldrn.org/index.html
The Inland Empire Libraries Disaster Response Network. Set up in 1987, this is the model for many similar cooperative ventures.

http://www.m25lib.ac.uk/index.php
The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries disaster control plan site, so called because it covers those institutions in the area bounded by the M25 ring road around London.

http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/whats-new/news25/emergency-cooperation_e.shtml
CCI Newsletter report on the Canadian Memorandum of Agreement

Miscellaneous:

http://www.ema.gov.au/
Emergency Management Australia.

http://www.searleweb.clara.net/links-ac.html
Miscellaneous disaster articles and sites.

http://www.museum-security.org/
Museum Security Network

http://www.homelandsecurity.org.au/
“The Australian Homeland Security Research Centre undertakes independent, evidence-based analysis of domestic security issues as well as facilitating a range of security related professional development events.”

http://aic.stanford.edu/library/online/disaster/index.html
Some disaster resources at the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

http://www.imls.gov/collections/resources/prepare.htm
A guide to online resources at the Institute of Museum and Library Services' page.



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