Workshop: Disaster Recovery

News from just next door in South Carolina…

No ever thinks of the disasters that could strike an archives or library.

Sure there are hurricanes, floods, and fires.  But, what about the less obvious disasters like busted pipes, sewage leaks, or a leaky HVAC unit?

Do you know what to do when a sudden disaster befalls a collection at an archives or library?

In conjunction with the Palmetto, Archives, Libraries, and Museum Council on Preservation (PALMCOP), the Archival Students Guild is proud to host a disaster workshop.  Preservation officer, Heather South will present “Disaster Recovery and Response: An Exercise in Disaster and Planning.  Participants will gain hands-on experience in salvaging documents and other materials in the event of a disaster.

Where: South Carolina Department of Archives and History (8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223)
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
What time: 10 a.m. (please arrive between 9:30 and 9:45)

Please complete the registration form by March 20, 2011.  The registration form should be emailed to  Space is limited to the first 30 people.  Lunch will be provided courtesy of ASG.

Come rain or shine, this event will take place and wear comfortable shoes.