The most comprehensive disaster plans cover the four facets of the emergency management cycle—prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery—which correspond to before, during, and after a disaster. If you have been meaning to write a disaster plan but your efforts have stalled, the webinar recordings and course materials found below will help you establish the crucial first steps following a disaster. The Pocket Response Plan, or PReP™, developed by the Council of State Archivists and customizable by all institution types, was featured as a resource that will help you respond when—not if—disaster strikes.

This resource was developed by FAIC: Connecting to Collections Care:

This community began in 2010 as Connecting to Collections Online Community, a part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services‘ (IMLS) national initiative, Connecting to Collections (C2C). To learn more about the Connecting to Collections Program and its history and legacy, check Connecting to Collections Program, History, and Legacy. Initially, this Online Community was moderated by Heritage Preservation in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History and funded by the IMLS.

In December 2014, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation took over the community, and, with the name change to Connecting to Collections Care (C2C Care), it became a formal program of the Foundation. We continue to be funded by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Connecting to Collections Care is committed to serving small and mid-sized cultural institutions and to helping those institutions to care for their collections in the best way possible.