PALMCOP Hands-on Disaster Recovery Training


Another PALMCOP workshop to help you be prepared!!

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When:  Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Where:  Clemson University Libraries’ Depot (offsite facility) Clemson Research Park 103 Clemson Research Blvd. Anderson, SC  29625

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor:  Ann Frellsen, Collections Conservator Emory University-Woodruff Library, Preservation Office

Every collection is susceptible to damage from water – whether from floods, hurricanes, burst pipes, or from structural leaks. This hands-on workshop will give participants information regarding salvage of affected collections and experience in recovery of waterlogged materials. Experienced collections conservator, Ann Frellsen, who assisted along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and is a member of the American Institute for Conservation’s Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT), will lead the one-day workshop on how to recover collections after the water recedes. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the salvage of typical library and archives materials. Participants will also learn the importance of teamwork in managing an emergency response, including safety, public relations, and the recovery of wet materials. A wrap-up session will include time for questions, especially regarding specific collections or situations.

Who Should Attend: Registration is open to individuals dealing with cultural heritage collections.

Cost:   Early Bird Registration before May 20, 2016 $80 for members of PALMCOP $95 for non-members. After May 20, 2016 $95 for members  $110 for non-members

The workshop is limited to 20 registrants.  Refreshments and lunch are included in the workshop price. Cancellations before June1 will be refunded 100%; after June 1 cancellations are not eligible for refund.

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Please contact the PALMCOP Vice Chair Brenda Burk (, 864-656-5176) with questions or further information about the workshop.

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