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How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning

How should geophysics contribute to disaster planning | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2013 - Earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters often showcase the worst in human suffering - especially when those disasters strike populations who live in rapidly growing communities in the dev...

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Interesting comparison of similar disasters having very different impact depending on where they occur and the potential to mitigate those effects in new/improved  building codes (through collaboration with the geophysics community)

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Fluffy Stuff: Mould and the Pearse Papers Conservation Project

Fluffy Stuff: Mould and the Pearse Papers Conservation Project | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Mould can grow on any surface, especially in our wet, damp climate! It’s one of the most common and serious causes of damage to our heritage but is largely preventable. NLI conservators often deal with mould on paper and the […]

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Playing Cards Help Soldiers Maintain Cultural Awareness During Foreign Deployment

Playing Cards Help Soldiers Maintain Cultural Awareness During Foreign Deployment | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
The archaeological awareness playing cards serve as guide and feature historic landmarks or artifacts.

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Drones for disaster relief | US National Science Foundation | NSFgov

Drones for disaster relief | US National Science Foundation | NSFgov | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it

At the Smart America Expo, Yan Wan from the University of North Texas exhibited unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) she developed that are capable of providing wireless communications to storm-ravaged areas where telephone access might be out.


Typical wireless communications have a range limit of only a hundred meters. However using technology developed by Wan and her colleagues, they were able to extend the Wi-Fi reach of drones to five kilometers.

 

In a grant from NSF, Wan is applying similar technology to next-generation aviation systems. One day, Wan's research will enable drone-to-drone and flight-to-flight communications, improving air traffic safety, coordination and efficiency.

 

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Creating new monuments men in the name of cultural preservation

Creating new monuments men in the name of cultural preservation | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Something must be done in the name of cultural preservation.

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The human conflicts seem to be more damaging than natural disasters in too many parts of the world.

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An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal on cultural preservation

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Funding Problems Threaten US Disaster Preparedness

Funding Problems Threaten US Disaster Preparedness | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 13, 2014 -
The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City prompted large increases in government funding to help communities respond and recover after man-made and natural disasters.

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Full Steam Ahead in Maine | State Heritage Emergency Partnership

Full Steam Ahead in Maine | State Heritage Emergency Partnership | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Participant Dwane Hubert of the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was able to allocate $45000 of MEMA's Homeland Security funds to a grant to the Maine State Museum for cultural disaster preparedness.
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great for Maine; we are still taking baby steps here in VA

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Records Emergency Information - National Archives and Records ...

Records Emergencies: Prepare, Respond, Recover. ... Search. Preservation · Home > Preservation > Records Emergency Information ... Emergency Preparedness aims to limit damage from disasters or other emergencies.
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Losing Our Cultural Heritage? Bringing Art Conservation in to the 21st Century ... - PR Web (press release)

Losing Our Cultural Heritage? Bringing Art Conservation in to the 21st Century ... - PR Web (press release) | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Losing Our Cultural Heritage? Bringing Art Conservation in to the 21st Century ...
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Pretty cool condition reporting iPad app (in a kickstarter campaign); not really a disaster prep tool, but it would be useful for post-disaster documentation

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The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 ... - The Atlantic Cities

The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 ... - The Atlantic Cities | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
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You may not remember the Great Flood of 1993, in which the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries overran their banks.

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Something to consider as the east coast rebuilds from Sandy

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How To Store Water For An Emergency

How To Store Water For An Emergency | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
What would you do if your water supply became contaminated? Natural disasters can interrupt the flow of clean water. Following a disaster, some people may not have access to food and water for days...

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Disaster Preparedness and Response for Historic Cemeteries

Disaster Preparedness and Response for Historic Cemeteries | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Thank you for joining us today.  This is the second day of our webinars on disaster preparedness.  Thank you for those who are returning from yesterday and welcome to those that are coming for the first time.  Luckily, most of you know who NCPTT is,...
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Rising Damp Symposium

Rising Damp Symposium | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
NCPTT is a sponsor of the Galveston Historical Foundation’s Center for Coastal Heritage (CCH) two day symposium focusing on the challenges surrounding rising damp on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 2013.  Reservations for the symposium are...
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Workshop: Disaster Prep & Response for Collections, July 23 & 24

Workshop: Disaster Prep & Response for Collections, July 23 & 24 | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
The Delta Region faces natural disasters frequently from hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes to name a few. It is important to ensure that collections managers are prepared for natural disasters that frequent the area.
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Mould or foxing in libraries and archives

Mould or foxing in libraries and archives | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Foxing is mould... or not? One of the main concerns in archives and libraries is the presence of mould. Not surprisingly: it develops without fanfare, and when it is detected, an irreversible loss of information might have taken place. Before pulling your hair out, you should identify whether the symptoms actually reveal fungal activity, or not. Not an easy assessment.

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Monuments Men: The Quest to Save Syria's History - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Monuments Men: The Quest to Save Syria's History - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
While the civil war in Syria has killed tens of thousands of people, it has also destroyed countless of the country's ancient treasures. Now a number of Syrians are trying to save what artifacts they can -- and are risking their lives to do so.
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White House Showcases Disaster Response Tools - InformationWeek

White House Showcases Disaster Response Tools - InformationWeek | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Government encourages collaboration between tech, first responder communities.

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French Museums' Collections in Disarray, Government Audit Reveals - artnet News

French Museums' Collections in Disarray, Government Audit Reveals - artnet News | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
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A shocking 80 percent of French museums have no idea what's in their collections.

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This is one of the biggest challenges for many collections. Having good intellectual control of the collection is essential to disaster planning.

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Solar-Powered Cooler Harnesses The Sun For Emergency Relief [Video] - PSFK

Solar-Powered Cooler Harnesses The Sun For Emergency Relief [Video] - PSFK | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
The Solar Cooler is an off-grid power refrigeration system that can keep food and medicine cold.

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[10 on Tuesday] Toolkit Round-Up: Disaster Prevention and Recovery for Historic Places

[10 on Tuesday] Toolkit Round-Up: Disaster Prevention and Recovery for Historic Places | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Natural disasters and fires can strike at any time -- sometimes with warning, sometimes without -- and present grave risks to more than historic properties.
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U.S. Natural Disaster Risks Climb

U.S. Natural Disaster Risks Climb | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Natural disasters in the United States, such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires, are becoming more common and more costly, both in dollar terms and in terms of lives lost. And while 2013...

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How to Use Your Smartphone As an Essential Part of Your Disaster Kit

How to Use Your Smartphone As an Essential Part of Your Disaster Kit | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Generally speaking you don't want to rely on technology at all in your disaster toolkit, but that doesn't mean you can't make use of an old smartphone (or your current one for that matter).

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EHS Training of Basic Emergency Response Communication Details

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Training employees on the basic site-specific emergency response and EHS communication plan facts is fundamental in emergency management.
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Archaeological Sites After Disasters

Archaeological Sites After Disasters | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
Good morning.  My name is Tad Britt.  I’m Chief of Archaeology and Collections for the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, and today I’d like to talk about archaeological sites after disasters, documentation, and planning.
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Disaster Planning

Disaster Planning | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
My name is Mary Striegel, and I am Chief of Materials Conservation at NCPTT.  Today I’m going to bring you some information about disaster planning and how to go about creating a disaster plan for your collections.  So we’ll start with our first slide. ...
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Lac-Mégantic’s archives, the heart of the region’s history, are gone

Lac-Mégantic’s archives, the heart of the region’s history, are gone | Emergency Preparedness for Museums and Libraries | Scoop.it
As the ruins of the municipality’s only library continued to smoulder, Gilles Blouin reflects on the impact of the human and material loss on a community that is larger than most people realize.
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It would be difficult to prepare for a fire of this magnitude. It is really unfortunate that the town library held the regional archives as well. Perhaps this is a argument in favor of disbursing collections to multiple locations, even if the trend is to merge collections storage for multiple collections into a single facility. The article does not mention whether the building was purpose-built, so it probably was not constructed as a collections storage facility.

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