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Grant number: PE-50089-13

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Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - 06/26/2015); Susan Hildreth (Project Director, 06/26/2015 - present)
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, 2013-2014

Workshops on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and collections care management that would result in disaster plans for libraries and archives in 11 western states and three Pacific territories.

On behalf of WESTPAS, the Peninsula Library System, San Mateo, California, proposes a two-year preservation education and training project to deliver to heritage institutions in the West and the Pacific the following services: - 6 two-part in-person workshops on writing plans for disaster response and collection salvage - 5 two-part “blended” workshops (a combination of webinar instruction and in-person training) on writing plans for disaster response and collection salvage to more remote institutions - 6 one-day workshops on testing disaster plans to identify institutional vulnerabilities and promote networking to increase effectiveness of disaster response - 10 one-day workshops on creating and funding preservation projects to enhance care of collections - WESTPAS preservation information service, including website, 24/7 emergency phone service, and reference service

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

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