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Disaster Planning and Recovery for Libraries: Recovery

A comprehensive collection of links to aid you in creating a disaster plan for your library as well as resources for disaster prevention, recovery, training, and outreach.

Library of Congress: Preserving Treasures After a Disaster

This LoC site contains quick reference to the care of materials damaged by water, smoke, mold, and other types of contamination. It includes video demonstrations on how to interleave books for air drying, how to dry photographs, how to wrap books for freezing, and how to wash CDs. RealPlayer is required to view webcasts.

Recovery of Materials Damaged by Smoke/Fire

Recovery of Wet Materials

Library materials can be damaged by water from flooding or a leak, or mold caused by excess humidity. Here are some guidelines for salvaging materials from water or moisture damage.

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.