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Fundamentals of AV Preservation - Chapter 5

Section 3: First Response Steps 


5 Peter Brothers,  “Magnetic Tapes Can Survive Flood Exposure,”

6 Be sure you have approval from your insurance provider before attempting to move or salvage collections. In some cases an adjuster may need to come survey the disaster site first.

7 See “Disaster Recovery – First Actions for Film, Tape, and Discs,”,

8 Adapted from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, “First Aid for Water Damage.” 


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