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This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.
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
Chicora Foundation: Fire
Useful information for recovery after a fire, including a description of the chemical process behind smoke, how to salvage different types of materials, recovery of the building, removing soot, and combating odors.
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.