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The Archives Emergency Response Network (AERN) of the AAO is up to 35 members from 28 different archives across Ontario. A section of this web site is being created during revisions this summer, where participants in AERN will soon be able to access information and tools to help them with emergency planning and response. Any member of the AAO is eligible to participate in AERN and reap the free benefits of this added value to your AAO membership. For information on joining contact the AAO Archives Advisor and you'll be prepared like these other 35 archivists for the next big storm, flood, tornado, etc.
You can now follow Iona McCraith, AAO Archives Advisor on Twitter! Follow me at @advisor_aao to see where I am, who I'm seeing, and what archival news and trends I'm following.
Are you interested in a site visit from the Archives Advisor? Iona McCraith is now booking appointments. Please contact her at email@example.com for more information.
Heritage Preservation's Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel is now available free of charge on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad as the ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage app.
Long known as the authoritative resource for salvaging artifacts after a disaster, the Wheel has been used by museums, libraries, and archives around the world. This new app makes the Wheel's invaluable guidance accessible to anyone who is in need of practical advice for saving collections in the first 48 hours after disaster strikes.
Apple users can download this free app from the App Store. Simply search for "ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage." To download, your device must run iOS 5.1 or later. Complete technical requirements are available on the ERS page at the App Store.
ERS provides the same reliable content found in the original Wheel. The app outlines critical stages of disaster response and provides practical salvage tips for nine types of collections, from photographs to natural history specimens. ERS can help users protect precious collections and significant records, access reliable information instantly, and save damaged objects. The app was created in partnership with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
The original slide-chart Wheel was created by Heritage Preservation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. It has been translated into six languages and distributed internationally in more than 40 countries. The original Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel, sponsored by BELFOR, is still available for purchase. Visit the Bookstore for more info.
Vice President of Emergency Programs
1012 14th St., NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5
Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org