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Lessons Learned in Emergencies: Not Your Ordinary Disaster Conference

The 17th Annual National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Preservation Conference

March 21, 2002

National Archives at College Park 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD

The National Archives and Records Administration's Annual Preservation Conferences cover topics on the creation, use, exhibition, care-and-handling, conservation, duplication, and long-term storage of information on paper, film, tape, and disk.

The 2002 conference will bring together archivists, librarians, and conservators to discuss the practical aspects of disaster prevention and mitigation.


--practical, experience-based examples of how emergency situations are handled in archives, libraries, and museums to mitigate against disaster and confusion --recovery of non-paper records, such as artifacts, film, audio-video tape, and electronic media --how to minimize the damage to papers, bound volumes, books tapes, films, etc. during building renovation --changes in fire suppression technology --what we have learned from fire tests --how to keep track of hastily removed materials


8:45 Welcome, Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist Office of Records Services - Washington, DC, NARA 8:55 Introduction, Susan Page, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA 9:00 Fire prevention, J. Andrew Wilson, Assistant Director for Fire Protection and Safety, Smithsonian Institution 9:35 Damage mitigation and recovery, magnetic media, Peter Brothers, CEO, SPECS BROS., LLC. 10:15 Coffee Break 10:45 Efficacy of various recovery techniques, Kathy Ludwig, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA 11:15 Fire recovery, a case study, Susan Page, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA 11:55 Lunch Break (Lecture Room B) 1:15 New techniques for fire detection and suppression, Nick Artim, Director, Fire Safety Network 1:50 Recovery of film, Roger Markham, Senior Technical Marketing Specialist, Kodak 2:20 Coffee Break 3:00 Objects Recovery, Mitigation, Jerry Podany, Objects Conservator, Getty Museum 3:30 Emergency Preparedness Training, Ann Seibert, Senior Paper Conservator, Library of Congress 4:05 NARA-sponsored research in records fire suppression and the role of security in disaster prevention, Steve Hannestad, Director, Space and Security Management Division, NARA 4:40 Closing Remarks, Susan Page, Senior Paper Conservator, NARA Disaster recovery services representatives will be available in Room A.


Preregistration is required. The Registration Fee is $75.00 (Includes buffet lunch). Please send check payable to: National Archives Trust Fund

and/or obtain registration information from:

Eleanor Torain Conference Coordinator (NWT) 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2807 College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-713-6718 Fax: 301-713-6653 Email:

-- Anonymous, November 28, 2001

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