Preservation and Disaster Management module (RM50018)

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This is a combined module consisting of the below two modules:

Preservation for Information Professionals 

(you can combine this with Disaster Management for Information Professionals)

Preservation theory:

  • the principles of preservation

  • understanding archival materials

  • threats to collections

Preparing for action:

  • storage and environment

  • archive surveys

  • archive formats

  • identification and storage

Preservation in practice:

  • handling records

  • working with conservators and allied professionals

  • digital preservation and the creation of surrogates

  • special circumstances

Disaster Management for Information Professionals 

(you can combine this with Preservation for Information Professionals)

Risk management and business continuity:

  • designing a disaster plan

  • environmental control

  • identifying and understanding risks


  • appointing a disaster team

  • setting priorities

  • emergency operation plan

  • types of disaster

  • security

  • staff training and disaster simulation

Response and recovery:

  • formulating systems for response and recovery