Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) Symposium co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History (CJH)
Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities
Monday, October 7, 2013
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Center for Jewish History (CJH)
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 5:30 pm Symposium (1:00 pm-2:00 pm lunch on your own)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception
Symposium Schedule is available here.
Online registration required by midnight 10/3/13 for security list.
A one-day symposium of presentations and panel discussions which brings together archivists, records managers, librarians, museum professionals, emergency responders, disaster recovery professionals, volunteers and the general public to address how professional and citizen archivists as well as related professionals can both better protect their collections from disaster and also become a resource for the larger community in disaster situations.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, train service has been restored to the Rockaways and City beaches have opened for the summer, however many archives, libraries, museums and homes have only just begun to get back to “normal” and others are still a long way away. In the spirit of New York Archives Week it is appropriate to take time to look back at what happened, what went wrong, what went right, and what can be done differently next time.
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The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) thanks MetLife for being a major sponsor of New York Archives Week. A.R.T. also thanks the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation for their generous support of New York Archives Week. This event would not be possible without their support.