Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Dodd, Mead & Company c. 1887
Emergency Preparedness & Response
Human safety is always the highest priority. Recovery of collections should not begin until all staff and patrons are safe.
The WUSTL Libraries Emergency Procedures Plan (public/web version) consists of three main sections (response, recovery, and rehabilitation) and a number of appendices. The body of the plan is designed for ease of use during the early stages of a disaster. Thus, summary information is provided in the body of the plan and more detailed information (e.g., salvage priorities, or additional sources of information) can be found in the appendices.
Some sections have been closely adapted from dPlan, an online disaster-planning template prepared by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
WUSTL Emergency Information
WUSTL Environmental Health & Safety
Salvage at a Glance
Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A 2nd Glance
Salvage Procedures for Wet Items. Minnesota Historical Society Conservation