Disaster Planning + Preservation and Access

Notes from Disaster Planning session at ZL(u)C 2016, Boston


  • Preservation and Access
    • Papercut uses stickers, Excel and a card catalog for tracking circulation
    • Gently reminds people to return zines, pay fines, etc.
    • Papercut lets people volunteer to work off fines
  • Papercut Flood Response
    • Everything on the floor got wet
    • they filled 10 boxes
    • Called hotline
      • freeze wet zines
        • in pizza freezer
      • get into a professional freezer
        • Polygon corp – in Allentown, PA
        • about $2000
        • they applied for a grant from Northeast Document Conservation Center
        • Emergency fundraiser – YouCaring
          • funds for emergency
          • funds to help sustain Papercut
  • Alliance for Response
  • Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
  • National Heritage Responders (American Institute of Conservation) – HOTLINE!
    • “Is an Emergency Affecting your Collection?┬áIs an emergency (such as a natural or manmade disaster) affecting your institution? Call our response team 24/7 at 202-661-8068.”