The catastrophic earthquake disaster that hit the California State University, Northridge campus in 1994 offers lessons in preparing for and responding to an event of this magnitude. The workshop leaders emphasized the importance of thorough planning for disasters before they occur, working cooperatively with risk management agencies such as FEMA when they do, and understanding the vital role that remediation companies, back volume vendors, binders and others play in recovering from a disaster. Susan E. Parker from CSU, Northridge, and Don Jaeger, Alfred Jaeger, Inc., presented the university library and back volume vendor perspectives on the disaster's consequences and recovery effort, particularly in relation to the replacement of bound periodical back volumes lost in a storage area mold outbreak. Jaeger described the appraisal methods used for valuing collections.
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