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Protecting the Past

The Project; the Planning Process

The planning process will included five elements

  1. Define and inventory the universe of RI Heritage Collections.
  2. Adapt the NEDCC’s dPlan™: The Online Disaster-Planning Tool to the Rhode Island circumstance.
  3. Convene Stakeholders to adopt dPlan as the state’s standard and define a network of response networks statewide.
  4. Train stakeholders in the use of dPlan and the RI statewide context for planning.
  5. publicize the result of the planning process among state and local emergency management agencies, first responders and Heritage stakeholders.

To accomplish these, OLIS and the Archives will convene a Steering Committee representative of  public, academic and private libraries, municipalities, cultural organizations, historical and preservation societies, the State courts, the State Risk Manager, the RI Emergency Management Agency and the partners themselves. OLIS will also engage a project coordinator with broad and deep knowledge of preservation, the planning process and the RI situation, who will manage the consultants’ work, ensure participation of the appropriate representatives of the RI stakeholder community, tend to logistics and keep the project on track.

Rhode Island - OLIS Protecting the Past - RI is a collaborative project of cultural heritage and emergency management organizations led by the RI Office of Library and Information Services
Planning Grant (2008-2010) Information on Project's Planning Grant
Welcome to dPlan-RI! Enter data into the online template to create a customized disaster plan for your institution.
Protecting the Past - Trainings Protecting the Past - RI Training Programs
Northeast Document Conservation Center Northeast Document Conservation Center is a non-profit regional conservation center
NEDCC- FAQs Here are some of the more frequent inquiries posed to NEDCC’s Preservation Services staff.
NEDCC- COSTEP The COSTEP Framework is a planning tool
Heritage Preservation - The National Institute for Conservation Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States.
Protecting Family Treasures and/or Historic Properties. This page contains information and tools to help the general public prepare for and recover from disasters affecting their personal property.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation.
Protecting the Past - RI Brochure Help for historical and preservation societies, museums, archives, historic sites, libraries, and city/town offices.