Online & Offline Resources
ACP is thrilled to announce we have established a new partnership with the American Bar Association which allows members to take advantage of quick access to recent publications on disaster preparedness topics. We have linked articles first published in Law Practice Today | April 2013 | Disaster Prep: Special Issue including one by ACP Board Member, George Huff, as well as an article by Don Byrne & Joseph Booth with ACP Partner DRI.
Before Disaster Strikes: What Law Firms Should Know About Case Management and Electronic Case Filing - By George B. Huff, Jr.
Hurricane Sandy was more than just the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. It had a profound impact on the judicial system in the Northeast, especially for smaller law firms and the public trying to access affected courts. However, throughout the storm and its aftermath the federal court system's case management/electronic case filing system remained up and running, and that experience offers important lessons to law firms and lawyers throughout the country.
The Cyber Challenge Facing the Legal Profession - By Don Byrne & Joseph Booth
Cyber crime is on the rise worldwide, and law firms increasingly are the targets of information thieves. Few firms, however, are well-prepared to prevent or defend against the ongoing wave of cyber criminals.
- American Red Cross (ARC)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM)
- Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparation
- Citizen Corps
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI International)
- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
- Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
- Emergency Response & Research Institute
- Emergency Email Network
- Equal Employer Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- The National Organization on Disability (NOD)
- Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
- National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
- Natural Hazards Center
- National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue (NI/USAR)
- Ready.Gov for:Ready America, Ready Business, Ready Kids
- Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID) Latin America and the Caribbean
- The Rothstein Catalog
- Center for Disease Control
- CDC Statistics
- Hardin MD Directory for Emergency Medicine
- Pan American Health Organization
- Government Pandemic Flu Site
Government Regulations for Protection of US Infrastructure and Citizens
Periodicals and Manuals
- Contingency Planning Management Magazine
- Disaster Recovery Journal
- Federal Register
- Global Continuity
- USC Price
- RiskWorld Magazine
- USGS Natural Hazards Page
- National Hurricane Center (NOAA)
- National Weather Service
- Severe Storms Laboratory
- Canadian Weather Office
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Written information available offline from the Library of Virginia:
The Records Management and Imaging Services Division of the Library of Virginia has prepared a Workbook for Developing a Disaster Plan. It is an updated derivative of the State of Rhode Island - Disaster Readiness, Response and Recovery Manual. It is available on computerized media. Contact Henry Grunder, Preservation Coordinator, Library of Virginia (804) 786-6688.
Written information and other resources are available online from ARMA International.
ARMA International , www.arma.org is a not-for-profit association and the leader in education and training for records and information management professionals. ARMA does have a variety of information management-related materials that will be of value to those who are creating contingency plans or recovering from a disaster.
The following disaster recovery materials are offered as downloadable files from the ARMA site that can be accessed and printed free of charge.
- Excerpts from the book Emergency Management for Records and Information Programs, including Chapter 8: Recovery and Resumption of Operations and a helpful form from Appendix B: Initial Damage Assessment Report. These focus on the steps for responding to an emergency or disaster and for beginning the recovery of information assets. These response and recovery steps are but a small part of a comprehensive emergency management plan that every organization needs to formulate in order to prepare for disasters and prevent or minimize the loss of records.
- Information on salvage and drying techniques from the ANSI/ARMA 5-2003 Standard: Vital Records Programs: Identifying, Managing, and Recovering Business-Critical Records
These two contingency planning articles from ARMA’s previous member magazine, InfoPro, are also offered as downloadable files from the ARMA site that can be accessed and printed free of charge.
The following resources are available for purchase from the ARMA International online bookstore.
- Back In Business (video)
- Disaster Recovery Directory - CD & Book
- Emergency Management for Records and Information Programs
- Information Management for Multinational Corporations
- Business Continuity Strategies: Protecting Against Unplanned Disasters
- Ounce of Prevention, An: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Records Centers
- Vital Records: Identifying, Managing, and Recovering Business-Critical Records