The Archives and Archivists listserv has had quite a bit on the subject. There was mention earlier today of the SEMC (Southeast Museums Conference) taking a lead role in helping with conservation/clean up efforts. Many SAA members have spoken of forming a response group.
There is a news service running on the AAM (American Assn. of Museums) site:
The National Park Service is also responding to the need to rescue cultural objects, and a team left Sept. 1 for New Orleans.
The human toll in New Orleans is terrible, and I worry over friends who are located there.
Jeanette Berard, MLS, CA
Special Collections Librarian
Thousand Oaks Library System
(805) 449-2660 xt228
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In response to Cary's message, I can tell you that a number of archival and
museum organizations are currently discussing the best ways to band together
to provide assistance. Earlier today I forwarded a message to the ARSC
board that was posted by (Michael Friend?) on the Association of Moving
Archivists listserv, outlining a number of steps that the organization could
take to help salvage film collections. We will be looking for ways that ARSC
can provide assistance as well, and I welcome ideas from members. I hope to
post a follow up on this list sometime next week after I have more
information both from the board and from our sister organizations.
on 9/1/05 7:50 PM, Cary Ginell at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Can ARSC members contribute to a fund that can be donated in ARSC's name
> especially for private collectors or institutional collections decimated by
> floods? Seems that "preservation" is a key word in our existence and I'd like
> to know if we can do anything as a group to help.
> Cary Ginell
> Origin Jazz Library