TTX Tuesdays: Drafting your Disaster Plan

Last week, we covered two important steps to take before you begin putting together your disaster plan: conducting an institutional risk assessment and gathering information and resources on emergency preparedness. We also highlighted two free disaster plan templates: dPlan and the NEDCC Worksheet for Outlining an Emergency Response Plan. An additional template we’d like to … Continue reading TTX Tuesdays: Drafting your Disaster Plan

Hurricane Isaias: Southern New England likely early next week

From the National Weather Service, Boston Office, this morning at 5am: "We are closely monitoring what is now Hurricane Isaias near the Bahamas. It is becoming increasingly likely that this storm will track up the east coast and impact southern New England early to mid next week. " From the National Hurricane Center, 7/31/2020 "At … Continue reading Hurricane Isaias: Southern New England likely early next week

Disaster Diaries: Water Leak at the Massachusetts Historical Society

This is the second post in the COSTEP MA blog series Disaster Diaries. Disaster Diaries shares stories from institutions across Massachusetts that have recently experienced a collections emergency or disaster. To contribute a post, email costepma@gmail.com. Written by Kathy Griffin, Nora Saltonstall Preservation Librarian, Massachusetts Historical Society. Water Leaks in the Time of Coronavirus As the … Continue reading Disaster Diaries: Water Leak at the Massachusetts Historical Society