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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Resources: Sample Emergency Plan

This section will help first responders prepare for an emergency. It includes steps to stablize and salvage the building(s), wet general collection materials, wet motion picture films, and wet videotapes.


The template should be filled out completely with local institution information and post copies in various locations throughout the institution and on the institution's website. The completed template should be reviewed at least every 6 months for any changes.

For information on collection recovery, please see the Collection Recovery Methods.


The information in this website is provided for educational purposes and intended only to convey best practices as they are currently known by NLM. NLM cannot be responsible for the success or failure of any technique or practice described or recommended in the website, and therefore expressly disclaims any liability.