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PE-50122-15

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director: 05/05/2014 to 06/26/2015)
Susan Hildreth (Project Director: 06/26/2015 to 01/12/2016)
Barclay Ogden (Project Director: 01/12/2016 to present)

Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, 2015-2016

Disaster preparedness workshops and preservation advice for staff at cultural heritage institutions in the West and the Pacific.  A total of 37 workshops would be held for 555 staff participants, including 22 hybrid workshops combining online and in-person training on writing disaster plans; 5 in-person workshops on testing disaster response plans; and 10 in-person workshops on creating and funding preservation efforts.  The project would also support the WESTPAS preservation information service, which addresses 10-15 queries per week via website, emergency phone, and preservation reference service.

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: - 22 hybrid workshops (a combination of on-line instruction and in-person training) on writing plans for disaster response and collection salvage - 5 one-day in-person workshops on testing disaster response plans to identify institutional vulnerabilities and promote networking to increase effectiveness of disaster response - 10 one-day in-person workshops on creating and funding preservation projects to enhance care of collections - WESTPAS preservation information service, including website, 24/7 emergency phone service, and email/telephone preservation reference service.

Project fields:
Public History

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$349,037 (approved)
$349,037 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017