Can anyone join the AERN.?
Membership in the AERN is offered to all members in good standing of the Archives Association of Ontario.
How do I cancel participation in AERN?
At any time simply notify the AAO Preservation Consultant that you no longer wish to participate and your name will be removed from the list of Network participants.
What does signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) mean?
Signing the MOU means only that an AAO institutional or individual member, wishes to participate in the Archives Emergency Response Network. It places no binding obligation to respond to any other member's request for assistance. The MOU is simply a document to spell out how the AERN works, and the roles and responsibilities of participating members.
How do I know who else in my area belongs to AERN?
The AAO Preservation Consultant maintains a list of all participants within each region. The list with contact information is distributed to all AERN participants.
What are the regional groups of the AERN?
The regional groups of the Network are based on the AAO Chapters (NOAA, EOC, TAAG/DRAAG and SWOC. Currently members from DRAAG are combined with TAAG. As the number of participants increases these four groups could be subdivided further into regional groups whose members are geographically close enough to assist each other.
Do I have to be experienced in disaster response?
Absolutely not! Many AAO members will not have had much experience or training in emergency response or salvage procedures. This does not prevent you from lending assistance. A pair of willing hands, with someone to provide direction and advice, is also useful in an emergency.
What assistance does AAO provide to the AERN regional groups?
The AAO Preservation Consultant is a primary resource, who can be contacted in an emergency for advice. Information on emergency planning, response and salvage procedures is provided to the participants. Contact lists of other trained resource professionals is also provided.
JOIN AERN NOW!