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When Servers Crash: Disaster Planning in the Digital Age
VRA Conference 2007, Kansas City
Heather Seneff, University of Washington and
Heather Cleary, Otis College of Art and Design
Lise Hawkos, Arizona State University
Abstract: This session will revisit and update VRA Special Bulletin 7: Disaster Planning for Visual Resources Collections, published in 1994. The experiences of visual resources curators who have been through recent disasters will be examined, focusing on how their disaster plans did or did not facilitate recovery. The session will also address preparing a disaster plan in the digital age; as analog collections depend more on digital media, how can a robust disaster plan prepare for both the analog and digital collection? The participants hope to present a diverse and practical discussion about disaster planning.
Meghan Dougherty, Visual Resources Collection, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington