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Friday, August 5 • 9:30am - 10:45am
308 - Rethinking Disasters: Our Possible Future and Recent Case Studies

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This session examines the growing scale and complexity of disasters that affect archives. Unfortunately prior regional events are no longer an adequate gauge of potential risk, and waiting until a disaster occurs is not a viable option for archives to start addressing disaster response. The presenters discuss how climate change may shape future disasters that affect archives, case studies of recent disasters, and the impact of coordinating recovery efforts among various organizations.

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Eira Tansey

Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
Eira Tansey is the digital archivist and records manager at the University of Cincinnati's Archives and Rare Books Library. She has previously written about Cincinnati's public libraries, the visibility and compensation of archivists' labor, and the effects of climate change on archival... Read More →


Jeremy Brett

Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University
Jeremy Brett is an Associate Professor and the Processing Archivist, as well as Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University.
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Peter Brothers

CEO, Specs Bros
Peter Brothers is the CEO of SPECS BROS., LLC. He is one of the top experts on disaster recovery of magnetic media in the United States. He has presented talks, seminars and training workshops on disaster planning, response and recovery at numerous venues including museums, universities... Read More →
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Kate Crowe

Curator of Special Collections and Archives, University of Denver
Kate Crowe is the Curator for Special Collections and Archives in the University of Denver (DU) Libraries. Since 2012, the University of Denver Libraries has operated a shared off-site facility where the space is managed by the library but shared with other university cultural heritage... Read More →
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Rebecca Elder

Conservator, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation
Rebecca Elder is an experienced cultural heritage preservation consultant who specializes in finding practical and achievable solutions for challenging situations.In 2014, Rebecca founded Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation to provide preservation advice to library, museum... Read More →

Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303