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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

http://www.labsafety.com/

 

General Conservation Supplies

Gaylord

http://www.gaylord.com/

University Products

http://www.universityproducts.com/

 

Freeze Drying of Wet Materials

American Technologies, Inc.

http://www.amer-tech.com/

Contact: James Gilbert at james.gilbert@amer-tech.com

Belfor USA

http://www.belfor.com/en/USA.aspx

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

Document Reprocessors

http://www.documentreprocessors.com/

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). 

FREEZING SERVICES

American Freeze-Dry Operations, Inc.

http://www.americanfreezedry.com/index.html

Blackmon-Mooring Steamatic Catastrophe, Inc.

http://www.bmscat.com/

Cornell University

Freezing Services

Contact: Dept. of Preservation & Collection Maintenance

Email: conservation@cornell.edu

Midwest Freeze-Dry, Ltd.

http://www.midwestfreezedryltd.com/

Solex Environmental Systems

http://www.solexrobotics.com/ses/emergencyservices/ses.html

MICROFILM SALVAGE

Eastman Kodak Company

Microfilm Salvage

Disaster Recovery Laboratory

http://graphics.kodak.com/docimaging/US/en/index.htm

 

New England Document Systems

http://www.nedocs.com/

SALVAGE: ELECTRONIC DATA AND EQUIPMENT 

Data Mechanix Services

http://www.datamechanix.com/

 

Data Recovery Labs

http://www.datarecoverylabs.com/ 

 

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