27th Annual National Archives Preservation Conference

Hot Trends in Response and Recovery: 40 Years After the Fire
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
A program schedule will be posted when speakers have been confirmed.
Cost: TBA
National Archives at St. Louis
One Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
About the Conference
The National Archives will commemorate the 1973 fire that occurred at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) with its 2013 Preservation Conference, Hot Trends in Response and Recovery: 40 Years After the Fire. The conference will be held at the new National Archives in St. Louis facility, dedicated in October, 2011, to mark the 40th anniversary of that devestating event. The June 27th one-day conference is the first time the popular conference has moved outside of the Washington, DC metro area. Sponsored by Preservation Programs at the National Archives, the annual conference attracts a national audience of archivists, librarians, facilities managers and administrators, conservators, preservation specialists and reformatting experts.
The immense 1973 fire and its long-lasting impact on our nation’s records and veterans provide the context for the conference. Speakers will discuss the latest approaches in risk assessment, fire prevention and building design to protect archives and cultural heritage. New trends that enhance emergency response will be explored: models of community collaboration, the impact of social media, and the psychology of disasters. National Archives staff will also describe ongoing efforts to preserve fire-damaged records and join with other experts to share the latest tools and technologies in image recovery.
A complete list of speakers and registration information will be posted in the coming weeks.
For information please contact the Conference Coordinator: Richard Schneider, 301-837-3617