NHR Collections Emergency Response Training

Online collections emergency response modules for National Heritage Responders. 

The following individuals were instrumental in providing content and images for the modules in this course:

Barbara Moore

M.J. Davis

Al Barna

Jon Brandon

Margaret Geiss-Mooney

David Goist

Jodi Horstman

Tara Kennedy

Susan Mathisen

Andrew Robb

Randy Silverman

Every effort has been made to ensure the content of this course reflects current best practices. Participants should apply this information at their own risk. Contact a conservator, recovery company, or other expert as needed

This course has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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Section 1: Introduction
Collections Emergency Response Training Introduction
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Open to view video. This lesson introduces to you the Collections Emergency Response Training course.
Section 2: Case Studies and the Incident Command System
Case Study
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Open to view video. Review this case study about two libraries that faced disasters.
Case Study Transcript
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Building a Response Team
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This lesson will help you understand the different roles within the emergency response team.
Section 3: Health and Safety
Health and Safety Issues Associated with Disasters
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. In this lesson, you will learn how to safely handle disasters and their aftereffects.
Personal Protective Equipment
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Learn what personal protective equipment to use during a salvage operation.
Exercise: Respirator Fit Test Lecture
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Respirators are only effective if they fit the face of the user. This Respirator Fit Test lecture is part of the Respirator Fit Test offered to conservators at the American Institute for Conservation's annual meeting each year. This workshop is in accordance with the U.S. OSHA Standard (29CFR1910.134 - Respiratory Protection).
Section 4: Drying Methods
Drying Methods
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. In this lesson, you will learn how to dry different types of materials.
Disaster Residues
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. In this lesson, you will learn about the different disaster residues that you might encounter during a salvage operation.
Section 5: Salvage Methods Overview, Book and Paper Salvage, Photo and Electronic Media Salvage
Salvage Methods Overview
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Begin self-paced component package. This lesson introduces you to basic salvage techniques.
Salvage Methods for Books and Paper
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. In this lesson, you will learn salvage skills for books and paper.
Salvage Methods for Photographs and Electronic Media
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This lesson will provide you with salvage skills for working with photographs and electronic media.
Section 6: Textiles Salvage, Paintings Salvage, Furniture Salvage
Salvage Methods for Textiles
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This lesson will provide you with salvage skills for when working with textiles.
Salvage Methods for Paintings
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This lesson teaches you salvage skills for paintings.
Salvage Methods for Furniture
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This lesson will provide you with salvage skills for working with furniture.
Section 7: Organization of a Salvage Operation, Working with Service Providers, Fundraising
Organization of a Salvage Operation
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. In this lesson, you will learn how to organize a salvage operation, including how to: *Perform assessments *Organize documentation *Set salvage priorities *Photo-document the operation *and organize the roles and positions within the assessment and salvage teams
Working with Service Providers
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. In this lesson, you will learn how to work with third-party service providers who may assist your in the recovery or salvage efforts.
Fundraising
Open to view video.
Open to view video. In this lesson, you will learn how to organize fundraising efforts in preparation for and in response to a collection disaster.