Equally important to many of the salvage and recovery techniques discussed in this program are the emergency supplies you should have onsite. Supplies can often be the difference between a salvageable collection, and a collection that can never be restored from the disaster. In this module you will learn about items to include in your onsite emergency supply kit. You will also hear the pros and cons of creating your own emergency supply kit, versus purchasing a ready-made supply kit. 


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Discussion Question

  • Supplies-Discussion Question: Now that you know what disaster supplies you need to purchase, how will you prioritize what supplies to purchase first? Are pre-packaged disaster kits useful for your institution? Or would you be better off making your own kit?

Florida State University Libraries - Supplies Sample (.pdf) 

Manatee County Historical Records Library - Supplies Sample (.pdf)

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo - Supplies Sample (.pdf)

West Florida Historic Preservation Inc. - Supplies Sample (.pdf) 

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Online Resources
Emergency Power Facility Assessment Tool - US Army Corps of Engineer Fact Sheet (.pdf) 

LYRASIS, In-House Supply Stockpile Checklist

National Park Service, Conserv-O-Gram, An Emergency Cart for Salvaging Water-Damaged Objects (2002)

Northern States Conservation Center, Emergency Response Kit (recommendations and links)

University Products, React Pak First Aid Kit for Disaster Preparedness


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