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Helping Museums, Libraries, and Archives to develop best practices for disaster planning

Members & Advisors

Setsuko Noguchi, Chair
Princeton University
Kazuko Hioki
University of Kentucky
Mari Nakahara
Library of Congress
Haruko Nakamura
Yale University

Andrew Robb
Library of Congress
Makoto Okamoto
Working Group in Formation

Related Links

Japan's 2011 Disasters, the link to NCC's post-disaster collaborations

The Japan Digital Archive an international collaboration compiling an archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters

NHK Archive of 2011 Disaster Images

Archive of Post-Fukushima anti-nuclear social movements in Japan by the National Library of Australia. 

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Libraries (NDL)


Working Group's Mission
To bring together conservation and preservation specialists to develop an internationally applicable set of best practices to help institutions prepare for disasters that result in water and mud innundation of documents and material collections. 

Previous Program


Date: November 6 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (CST), 12:30 pm to 13:30 pm (EST), and 9:30 am to 10:30 am (PST)

Topic: Disaster Preparedness --Introduction

Presenter: Jennifer Hain Teper (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

SummeryThis one hour webinar will present the basics of library disaster planning and response for collections materials.  The speaker, Jennifer Hain Teper, Head of Preservation and Conservation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will offer a basic introduction to the components of a disaster plan, some available tools, and the recovery of library materials in the event of a water disaster (the most common type of library disaster).  Recovery information will cover general library collection materials, but also reference specific concerns related to Asian library materials.

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