Posted by: kansaschern | April 9, 2014

Incident Command System (ICS) in Cultural Repositories

The Supercharged Management System:
Implementing the Incident Command System in Cultural Repositories

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

In celebration of MayDay, the Online Community will host a free, hour-long webinar focused on utilizing the “supercharged” Incident Command System at your cultural organization. Whether you are preparing for fires and floods—or planning a major public event—the Incident Command System is a proven management tool that safeguards lives, property, and priceless collections. You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on the green “Access Meeting Room” button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click enter. You will be redirected to the webinar.

Posted by: kansaschern | April 4, 2014

MayDay 2014! Free Webinar on Incident Command System

Every year Heritage Preservation encourages libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay. This year, make sure your institution is prepared! Any cultural institution submitting a brief description of its 2014 MayDay plans or accomplishments by May 31, 2014, will be entered in a drawing for disaster supplies donated by Gaylord Brothers.

Heritage Preservation is now offering its award-winning Field Guide to Emergency Response and Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel at special MayDay prices through May 31. David Carmicheal’s book Implementing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level is also discounted in celebration of MayDay.

Join the Connecting to Collections Online Community, http://www.connectingtocollections.org/ics/, on Thursday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern), when David will present a free, hour-long webinar – The Supercharged Management System: Applying the Incident Command System in Cultural Repositories.

For project ideas, information on prizes, and the book sale, visit Heritage Preservation’s MayDay site, www.heritagepreservation.org/mayday. Polygon Group is the proud sponsor of MayDay 2014.

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) created the MayDay initiative in 2006 and promoted the idea to its members and allied organizations. The following year, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force and SAA expanded the concept to include all kinds of collecting institutions and historic preservation interests.

Posted by: kansaschern | April 4, 2014

Canadian Convervation Institute’s Notes Available Online

The Canadian Conservation Institute’s (CCI) Notes are now available online. The series deals with topics of interest to those who care for cultural objects.
Intended for a broad audience, the Notes offer practical advice about issues and questions related to the care, handling, and storage of cultural objects. Many Notes are illustrated, and provide bibliographies as well as suggestions for contacting suppliers. Written by CCI staff, there are currently over 100 Notes in this ever-expanding series.

For the complete list go to
<http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/notes/index-eng.aspx>

Posted by: kansaschern | April 3, 2014

National Conference on Cultural Property Protection

 Smithsonian’s National Conference on Cultural Property Protection is April 22, 2014.  Register for online webcast event.

Posted by: kansaschern | April 3, 2014

MAYDAY 2014- Heritage Preservation

Every year Heritage Preservation encourages libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay. This year, make sure your institution is prepared! Any cultural institution submitting a brief description of its 2014 MayDay plans or accomplishments by May 31, 2014, will be entered in a drawing for disaster supplies donated by Gaylord Brothers.

Heritage Preservation is now offering its award-winning Field Guide to Emergency Response and Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel at special MayDay prices through May 31. David Carmicheal’s book Implementing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level is also discounted in celebration of MayDay.

For project ideas, information on prizes, and the book sale, visit Heritage Preservation’s MayDay site, www.heritagepreservation.org/mayday. Polygon Group is the proud sponsor of MayDay 2014.

 

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) created the MayDay initiative in 2006 and promoted the idea to its members and allied organizations. The following year, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force and SAA expanded the concept to include all kinds of collecting institutions and historic preservation interests.

Connecting to Collections is hosting a free webinar/live chat on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) concerning the Incident Command System for cultural heritage institutions.  More details.

Posted by: kansaschern | March 18, 2014

It’s National Flood Safety Awareness Week! March 16-22

FEMA and NOAA have collaborated to develop national campaigns of preparedness and response. This week they draw our attention to the unique risks presented by floods, a common hazard heightened during the “spring thaw” – a season of melting snow and additional precipitation.

Workers and employers should take measures to ensure that they are equipped to prepare for and respond to floods. OSHA has put together helpful resources including a preparedness page and a response/recovery page.

Floods can be caused by a variety of factors and behave very differently. Make sure that employees are equipped to handle all of the hazards associated with these disasters.

This year, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and State Farm are encouraging communities to recognize Saturday, May 3rd, as National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. State Farm is offering up 20 grants of $500 to fund community projects that will reduce the risk of wildfires.

Interested project organizers may enter the contest through NFPA’s website or Facebook page. The deadline to enter is March 19th, so make sure to get your entry forms in!

For more information: http://thehep.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/take-part-in-the-1st-wildfire-community-preparedness-day-on-may-3rd/

Posted by: kansaschern | March 4, 2014

Preparing for Severe Spring Weather Webinar

Preparing for Severe Spring Weather Webinar!

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 2:00 pm to 3:00 PM EDT

Heritage Preservation Webinar Announcement includes registration information. Check it out!

Posted by: kansaschern | September 6, 2013

Cultural Heritage Emergency Preparedness Survey Results 2013

Dear Colleague,

The Kansas Cultural Heritage Emergency Resources Network (KCHERN) would like to thank those of you who took the time to participate in our 2013 Cultural Heritage      Emergency Preparedness survey.

Your input aided us in gathering baseline information on the policies and practices used by Kansas cultural repositories to manage emergency preparedness across the state.  The KCHERN council members have started to analyze the survey’s data and will determine means to improve programs for cultural institutions to improve the disaster management of cultural heritage materials across the state of Kansas.

From the first announcement of the Cultural Heritage Emergency Preparedness survey, we promised to share the findings of the survey with you, the cultural heritage community.  On the “Survey Results” tab of the KCHERN website you will find the survey summary provided by the Survey Monkey application, and a word document summary statement created by the KCHERN surveyor.

We are always interested in your opinions and foresight.  Do not hesitate to contact KCHERN with your observations from the survey.

Thank-you once again for your time and consideration.

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