On September 29, training in recovery of wet or damaged records and development of a records emergency plan will be offered as the second in a series of classes developed by the Council of State Archivists and supported by the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA under the name of the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (“IPER”) project.
The class will begin at 8:00 a.m., at the MAC Building in Little Rock, directly behind the Capitol. While it is not necessary to have attended the July 19 course on Essential Records to register, this class expands upon what you learned during the first IPER session.
Pre-registration is required. If you wish to attend this free-of-charge class, please e-mail me with the phrase REPR CLASS as your subject line. (The initials REPR stand for Records Emergency Planning and Response). In your e-mail to me, please include the following information:
I will then e-mail you a confirmation of your registration and information on accessing the Participant’s Guide.
This course will prepare participants to
•(1) Assess the damage to records after an emergency and implement a response;
•(2) Salvage wet books, papers, and documents stored on other media;
•(3) Understand the benefits of emergency planning;
•(4) Relate records emergency planning to COOP plans and procedures;
•(5) Plan, develop, analyze, and test a records emergency action plan;
•(6) Identify federal, state, and local resources and the availability of intergovernmental personnel and support to assist when a disaster occurs.
The extensive FEMA-approved course material, templates, and handouts will give you guidance as you learn salvage techniques and develop a records recovery plan for your own agency or institution to incorporate into your individual COOP plans.
We look forward to seeing you on September 29.
Arkansas History Commission
MAC Building /One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201