Sandy resources: Disaster recovery for archives and libraries


I’ve been busy live-blogging the response to Hurricane Sandy for JTA. A number of synagogues have sustained damage. If you know of any Jewish historical sites damaged, email so we can alert our readers.

If your Jewish library, gallery, etc had collections damaged by flooding or other Sandy-related causes, the Metropolitan New York Library Council has posted resources for recovery:

In the event your institution was in any way effected by the storm, here is a quick list of disaster resources you can consult for guidance on potential disaster recovery funding as well as treatment and preservation of damaged collections.

Full list here.

On a related note, good news from the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The Center For Jewish History, our "This Week in Jewish History" newsletter sponsors, remains closed due to a power outage, though haven’t heard anything definitive about the status of their collections (no news is good new, we hope):

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