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Disaster Planning and Recovery for Libraries: Vendor List

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.

Quick Tip

Remember, your parent institution may have a list of "preferred vendors," so check with the necessary departments before contacting a company to assist with disaster recovery.

Suppliers for Disaster Remediation

This list was shared by the Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance at Cornell University.

Personal Protective Equipment, Hygrometers, HEPA/ULPA Vacuums

Lab Safety Supply


General Conservation Supplies


University Products


Freeze Drying of Wet Materials

American Technologies, Inc.

Contact: James Gilbert at

Belfor USA

(This company did work for Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY.)

Document Reprocessors

SCRLC Vendor List (shared by CLRC)

Reputable companies experienced in salvaging buildings and collections (e.g., drying and cleaning buildings, wet books, documents, computer data, microfilm, and audio/video) for cultural institutions (a longer and more detailed version of this list is available in SCRLC's disaster plan). 


American Freeze-Dry Operations, Inc.

Blackmon-Mooring Steamatic Catastrophe, Inc.

Cornell University

Freezing Services

Contact: Dept. of Preservation & Collection Maintenance


Midwest Freeze-Dry, Ltd.

Solex Environmental Systems


Eastman Kodak Company

Microfilm Salvage

Disaster Recovery Laboratory


New England Document Systems


Data Mechanix Services


Data Recovery Labs 


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