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Preservation Interest Group

Guide to provide a forum to learn and share ideas about the various aspects of preservation.

Meeting Notes

  • Participants discussed the increase in water problems in recent years, including water infiltrating basement storage areas and more frequent power outages. 
  • Several people recommended the Capital District Alliance for Response. Everything they provide is free, and people who connected with AFP were provided with timely and useful advice. 
  • Institutions should do complete walk throughs two or three times a year to make sure items, especially important ones, are off the floor and lower shelves, if possible, and that boxes and shelves are in good condition. 
  • Have regular meetings and workshops with staff on what to do if there is an emergency, what to look for in the building, things to be aware of, etc. This is especially important now since much of this was not done during the pandemic. 
  • Develop good relationship with maintenance staff. They can be the first to discover problems and are often the people on the scene when a weather disaster occurs. 



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