Useful resources related to salvaging waterlogged paper collections include:

 

Salvaging waterlogged collections from the State Library of Queensland

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/128984/SLQ_-_Salvaging_water_damaged_collections_-_Nov_08.pdf

 
Conservation TipConservation Tip No. 6: Dealing with wet records from the State Records Office New South Wales

http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/conservation-tip-no-6-dea...

 

and 

 

Drying a wet book from the State Library of NSW

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/collections/preservation/drying_wet_...

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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) has a brochure on Combatting Mould in the Wet Season on their website at

http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/museums/objects/index.html

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MOULD - Health & Safety

 

The US Centers for Disease and Control have very useful resources on emergency management and response one that is very relevant now is Protect Yourself from Mold at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/protect.asp
Note: N95 is the USA equivalent of the European P2 and P3 masks, with P3 offering the higher protection. P1 masks commonly found in hardwares and the like are only suitable for nuisance dusts and mists and not appropriate for mould protection.

Knowing how to properly use face masks is essential to safety. They simply won't protect you if not worn correctly. The CDC has prepared a video on General Instructions for Wearing Disposable Respirators at


 

 

Combatting Mould in the Wet Season

 

Combatting Mould in the Wet Season is  a brochure prepared by the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. It can be found at

http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/museums/objects/index.html

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Queensland State Archives have recently added some useful resources related to salvaging water damaged paper based records at the following address:  http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/flood/default.asp

It includes 

Queensland State Archives

PO Box 1397, Sunnybank Hills Qld 4109
T: (07) 3131 7777   F: (07) 3131 7765    E: info@archives.qld.gov.au    W: www.archives.qld.gov.au

The Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (known as the RIM Professionals Australasia)  has produced a 'Disaster Preparation and Recovery Quick Reference Guide'


http://www.rimpa.com.au/publications/brochures-posters/

This quick reference guide provides easy to follow tips for prepa...

 



Ann Baillie said:

Posted by Jackie Bettington on Jan 19
Vice President
Australian Society of Archivists Inc.

For support and advice on disaster management, including dealing with flood or fire damaged records, please go to the Joint ASA and RIM Professionals Australasia Statement at: http://www.archivists.org.au/news/id/27 and Blue Shield Australia at: http://www.blueshieldaustralia.org.au/

Jackie Bettington
Vice President
Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
www.archivists.org.au
0432 150 446

ANOTHER Grant Program:

McDonalds is offering a community grants program of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit groups to apply for flood and cyclone relief...

http://mcdonalds.com.au/FloodRelief

 

The State Library of Queensland has available on thier website a Collection Preservation InfoGuide on Caring for your collections: dealing with mould which includes advice on 'How to treat mould affected material'

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/128982/InfoGu...

It includes the advice that:

"If you cannot treat material affected by mould immediately, freezing may be a suitable strategy. This will buy you time. Please note that not all material can be frozen, if unsure, check with a conservator."

Further information can be found in the SLQ Info Guide on Freezing water damaged and insect infested collections

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/128983/InfoGu...

Q-DIS said:

Combatting Mould in the Wet Season

 

Combatting Mould in the Wet Season is  a brochure prepared by the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. It can be found at

http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/museums/objects/index.html




Q-DIS said:

MOULD - Health & Safety

 

The US Centers for Disease and Control have very useful resources on emergency management and response one that is very relevant now is
Protect Yourself from Mold at
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/protect.asp
Note: N95 is the USA equivalent of the European P2 and P3 masks, with P3 offering the higher protection. P1 masks commonly found in hardwares and the like are only suitable for nuisance dusts and mists and not appropriate for mould protection.

Knowing how to properly use face masks is essential to safety. They simply won't protect you if not worn correctly. The CDC has prepared a video on General Instructions for Wearing Disposable Respirators at


 

 

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