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IFLA pre-conference Preparing for the Worst, Planning for theBest: Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster

With apologies for cross-posting
Plan to attend this pre-conference to the 69th IFLA General Conference and Council:

Preparing for the Worst, Planning for the Best: 
Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster

July 30 to August 1, 2003
Akademie der Wissenschaften, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany

Sponsored by IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section, IFLA Core Activity for Preservation and Conservation, Akademie der Wissenschaften and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources

This intensive 2-1/2 day program is designed to inform and enable library and archives administrators to effectively prepare for, react and respond to, and recover from disasters, both natural and man-made.  It will cover traditional and contemporary materials - books, paper, photographs, and new media.
·  Learn about national level policy planning and local initiatives
·  Find out about the International Committee of the Blue Shield
·  Share the experience of disaster plans in action - the theory and the practice
·  Understand the human factor in disaster response
·  Hear about critical lessons learned - flood, fire, hurricane, etc.
·  Explore priorities for salvage of collections
·  Hear about disaster management developments and models for risk assessment
·  Discover new recovery techniques and technologies

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the experience and expertise of countries worldwide - the trends, challenges, pitfalls and success stories.

See http://www.kb.nl/iflapreconf/index.html for programme and registration information.

Posted by:
Anne Muller

European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC  Amsterdam, 
visiting address: c/o KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29,
NL-1011 JV  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel. ++31 - 20 - 551 08 39   fax  ++31 - 20 - 620 49 41
URL: http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.