Disaster Recovery

  • dPlan-RI is a free online tool that will help you simplify the process of writing a disaster plan. dPlan-RI has been adapted from dPlan, an online disaster-planning template, for use by Rhode Island collections-based cultural heritage organizations. Adaptations, changes, additions, and training were implemented by Protecting the Past – RI, a project of the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) with support from the Rhode Island State Archives. The project was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections initiative.
  • Pocket Response Plan (PReP)™ is a concise document for recording essential information needed by staff in case of a disaster or other emergency. Every person having a response-related assignment should carry a PReP with them at all times.

Research and Reference

  • The Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress is responsible for ensuring long-term access to the intellectual content of the collections. There are various resources available that address topics of interest to repositories with regards to preservation.

  • Manual for Small Archives by the Archives Association of British Columbia. This Manual is not a textbook for professionally educated or trained archivists. It is designed to help persons in small archives, with limited access to training, with few employees, with restricted finances and time.

Grant Opportunities

National Grants

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) –

Society of American Archivist Foundation National Disaster Recovery Fund Disaster Recovery Grants

Rhode Island Grants

Champlin Foundation

Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities 

Rhode Island Foundation

Prince Charitable Trusts

Van Beuren Charitable Foundation

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