Annotated Resources

To help make your MayDay as productive as possible, browse SAA's guide to some of the disaster planning and prevention resources available online from a variety of institutions, organizations, and government agencies. Each resource is annotated for your convenience. The Society of American Archivists does not assume liability or responsibility for the conduct, content, or currency of any site linked or pointed to or from the SAA website. For more information please refer to the SAA Disclaimer.

Articles, Technical Leaflets, Books, Guidelines, FAQs
A large body of written material on disaster planning is available in both print and electronic format. This section links to and annotates some fundamental readings by credible institutions, organizations, and government agencies. For more extensive reading, visit the bibliographies section of this guide.

Tools
Build your toolbox of disaster planning resources here. Find 24/7 hotlines, emergency contact registries, field guides, lists of conservators across the country, ways to search for suppliers by location, and much more.

Disaster Plan Templates
Need help laying out your plan? Browse an array of skeleton plans designed to be customized for practical use. Template complexity varies; you can find an immediately printable pocket response card, a 6-page Word document that you print and fill in, a detailed template intended for institutional use that can be updated and stored online, or something in between.

Example Disaster Plans
Many institutions have published their disaster plans online. Example plans include those tailored to archives, government records, special collections, university collections (as published by archives or library and information studies programs), and various other institutions.

Tutorials, Courses, Primers
Whether you need to instruct staff on emergency procedures or maybe take a course yourself, many opportunities exist to further disaster planning education. Often available free online, both general and topical continuing education is offered by government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and more.

Bibliographies for Disaster Information
Contains bibliographies (sometimes annotated) compiled by other institutions, organizations, and government agencies.

Other Resources
Contains links to guides, directories, mailing lists, newsletters, regional preservation groups, and much more.

 

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Articles, Technical Leaflets, Books, Guidelines, FAQs

A large body of written material on disaster planning is available in both print and electronic formats. This section links to and annotates some fundamental readings by credible institutions, organizations, and government agencies. For more extensive reading, visit the bibliographies list and the other resources included in this guide.

 

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Tools

Build your toolbox of disaster planning resources here. Find 24/7 hotlines, emergency contact registries, field guides, lists of conservators across the country, ways to search for suppliers by location, and much more.

 

Back to top

 

Disaster Plan Templates

Need help laying out your plan? Browse an array of skeleton plans designed to be customized for practical use. Template complexity varies - you can find an immediately printable pocket response card, a 6-page Word document that you print and fill in, a detailed template intended for institutional use that can be updated and stored online, or something in between.

 

Back to top

 

Example Disaster Plans

Many institutions have published their disaster plans online. Example plans include those tailored to archives, government records, special collections, university collections (as published by archives or library and information studies programs), and various other institutions.

 

Back to top

 

Tutorials, Courses, Primers

Whether you need to instruct staff on emergency procedures or maybe take a course yourself, many opportunities exist to further disaster planning education. Often available free online, both general and topical continuing education is offered by government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and more.

 

Back to top

 

Bibliographies for Disaster Information

Contains bibliographies (sometimes annotated) compiled by other institutions, organizations, and government agencies.

 

Back to top

 

Other Resources

Contains links to guides, directories, mailing lists, newsletters, regional preservation groups, and much more.

 

Back to top

 

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Last updated on: March 16, 2011

 

 

Articles, Technical Leaflets, Books, Guidelines, FAQs

Articles, Technical Leaflets, Books, Guidelines, FAQs

A large body of written material on disaster planning is available in both print and electronic formats. This section links to and annotates some fundamental readings by credible institutions, organizations, and government agencies. For more extensive reading, visit the bibliographies list and the other resources included in this guide.