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PE-50122-15

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director: May 2014 to June 2015)
Susan H. Hildreth (Project Director: June 2015 to January 2016)
Barclay W. Ogden (Project Director: January 2016 to March 2018)
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 and Access Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$349,037 (approved)
$328,472 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017


PE-50089-13

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director: July 2012 to June 2015)
Susan H. Hildreth (Project Director: June 2015 to March 2016)
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 and Access Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$250,000 (approved)
$249,177 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015


PE-50057-11

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director: July 2010 to April 2014)
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, 2011 - 2012 (WESTPAS)

Thirty-one workshops on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and risk management that would result in disaster plans for libraries and archives in eleven western states and three Pacific territories.

The libraries and archives of the West and Pacific are keepers of local history. They complement the holdings of major research collections and provide residents with a strong sense of community. The West and Pacific are disaster-prone with many potential hazards to collections (e.g., volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis). These collections are further at risk due to isolation by large geographic distances. The Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) was created in 2007 as a partnership of 14 Western and Pacific states and territories. It’s the major preservation-information, education, and training service for libraries and archives in the West and Pacific. This two-year project will deliver 31 workshops on writing and testing plans for disaster response and collection salvage to libraries and archives that have yet to participate in WESTPAS training. It will also maintain the WESTPAS preservation information service available via web, phone and email.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$416,976 (approved)
$416,947 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 12/31/2013


PW-50739-10

American Samoa Council on Arts, Cuture & Humanities (Pago Pago, AS 96799-1540)
Leala E. Pili (Project Director: January 2010 to August 2014)
Museum Emergency Disaster Recovery

The Jean P. Haydon Museum is the official repository of collections of artifacts for the Territory of American Samoa and holds art and artifacts depicting Samoa's history, culture, and natural history. Collections on display include woven mats, artwork on tapa (cloth made of tree-bark), war clubs, kava bowls, model canoes, and clothing made of tapa. The museum was established in 1971 and is housed in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places that is in the Tutuila Historic District in the village of Fagatogo on the island of Tutuila. The tsunami that struck American Samoa on September 29, 2009, encircled the building and broke through the main entrance to the museum. Salt water and contaminants rose to a level of eighteen inches inside the building, damaging woven mats and artifacts stored or displayed below that height and exposing other artifacts to the threat of mold growth from moisture. One of the museum's treasures is a woven mat over 400 years old named "le o malo" (royal fine mat), which escaped direct harm but needs to be examined for damage caused by humidity since the tsunami. Preservation specialists from the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) have advised the museum's sole staff member on recovery efforts and have recommended that a conservator with knowledge of textiles be engaged to assess damage, recommend recovery methods, and train the staff member and volunteers to clean and re-house collection items. A $30,000 emergency grant from NEH would allow the museum to engage the textile conservator identified by WESTPAS and to purchase preservation supplies for the stabilization of collections affected by the tsunami.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 12/31/2010


PE-50027-09

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director: July 2008 to February 2012)
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Thirty-one workshops on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and risk management that would result in disaster plans for libraries and archives in ten western states and three Pacific territories.

Eighty percent of the libraries and archives in the Western and Pacific regions are not prepared to respond to disasters. They lack disaster plans and personnel trained to carry them out, leaving their collections extremely vulnerable. The libraries and archives of the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast and upper Midwest have established regional preservation education and training centers. The Western and Pacific regions need to be comparably prepared. So, Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) was created. WESTPAS delivers preservation information and training services. Its emphasis is on disaster preparedness, emergency response and collection salvage. It delivers training on identifying and mitigating building risks to collections and on partnering to improve disaster response. It maintains a network of library and archive professionals knowledgeable about preservation methods and accessible via website, phone (incl. 24/7 service) and email.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$385,000 (approved)
$385,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2009 – 12/31/2011


PE-50003-07

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director: July 2006 to September 2009)
Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Forty workshops on disaster preparedness and response that would result in disaster plans for up to 450 libraries and archives in ten western states and three Pacific territories.

Eighty percent of the libraries and archives in the Western and Pacific regions are not prepared to respond to disasters. They lack written disaster plans and personnel trained to carry them out, leaving their collections extremely vulnerable. The libraries and archives of the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest and upper Midwest have begun work by creating regional preservation education and training centers. The Western and Pacific regions need to be comparably prepared. So, the Western States and Territories Preservation and Assistance Service (WESTPAS) was created. WESTPAS will deliver preservation information, education and training services to libraries and archives in the Western and Pacific regions. Its emphasis will be on disaster preparedness, emergency response and collection salvage. It will also build a network of library and archive professionals knowledgeable about preservation methods and practices.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$408,000 (approved)
$408,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2007 – 6/30/2009