Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Disaster response: The Pocket Response Plan (PReP)™ and other tools

If you share responsibility for the care of historical records, or you care about records held by particular organizations, you will want to learn more about emergency preparedness. The following resources from around the state and nation offer information for historical records keepers on disaster planning and recovery.
The Disaster Assistance page of the New York State Archives provides information on emergency preparedness and recovering from a disaster and describes the services it can provide to State Agencies, to Local Governments, and to Historical Records Repositories.

The New York State Archives has also been playing a leadership role in a national effort, coordinated by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), to help all state archives and records management programs prepare for natural disasters and other records-related emergencies.
•The Pocket Response Plan (PReP)™ is a concise document for recording essential information needed by staff in case of a disaster. It was created so that every person having a response-related assignment could carry a PReP with them at all times. The PReP is one component of CoSA's Framework for Emergency Preparedness.

More info HERE.

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