Disaster response and recovery

ALIA disaster recovery: project summary [slides]

This presentation (PowerPoint slides) summarises the 'ALIA Rebuilding with Books' initiative. In August of 2009, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) partnered with the Australian Booksellers Association, and the Australian Publishers’ Association, to provide books to people who had been affected by the bushfires. The project included the State Library of Victoria, the School Library Association of Victoria, the Public Libraries Victoria Network, and the Friends of Libraries Australia.

Blue Shield Australia and the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and natural disasters

Fires, floods and failures: future proofing against disaster, 1 May 2019 Canberra
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) outlines risks to the preservation of cultural heritage due to armed conflict and the effects of climate change and introduces the three phases of cultural property protection:

  1. Before an event - prepardeness, mitigation and prevention
  2. During an event - emergency first responders and first aid
  3. After an event - recovery and reconstruction


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