dPlan and ArtsReady 2.0 are being upgraded with 21st-century usability and even more features.
LYRASIS’ Performing Arts Readiness project (PAR) released the Pocket Response Resource ("PRR") in September 2020. This free document is Phase I of the new, improved dPlan/ArtsReady 2.0 online readiness planning tool and is accompanied by the PRR Guides and Resources, a library of curated and annotated emergency-planning resources.
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The funding for the improvements comes from an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to LYRASIS for the Performing Arts Readiness project, which includes emergency preparedness workshops and consultations in addition to the online tool. LYRASIS has partnered with South Arts and NEDCC to combine and upgrade their respective disaster planning tools, ArtsReady and dPlan.
Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, NEDCC and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) partnered in 2004 to create dPlan, a free online program to help institutions write comprehensive disaster plans. dPlan provides a template that allows museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions of all sizes to develop a customized disaster preparedness and response plan. Each institution’s password-protected plan is stored on a secure server. Visit dPlan to use or view the introductory demo.