Monday, November 30, 2009

Preserving Information Resources: The ASLP Seminar on Disaster Management

Natural calamities strike the Philippines every year, leaving in their wake damages not only to homes and commercial structures, but also to important resources such as books and other reading materials. Of particular concern was last year’s Typhoon Ondoy that brought about heavy rains and floods that destroyed a great number of schools and their resources.

In light of these events, the Association of Special Libraries in the Philippines (ASLP) held on Nov. 23 a one-day seminar regarding disaster management at the NEDA sa Pasig, DIOC Room, J. Escriva Drive, Pasig City. The seminar was geared toward preparing libraries and information centers for natural calamities and disasters; to promote awareness in the importance of archiving information resources; the empowerment of the information professionals; and share good practices in the creation, management, and preservation of information materials.

Dubbed “Disaster Management: Preservation of Information Resources,” the seminar covered the essentials, benefits, and practices of preserving the information resources of libraries and other information centers; limitations and issues encountered in the conservation of library/information resource center collections; and the preservation of digital media resources.

Participants were required to pay a Php1,000 seminar fee, which included seminar materials, lunch, and snacks. Certificates were also handed out after the event.

For more information about the seminar, interested parties may call Ms. Edita M.Dumo (NEDA), Tel. No. 631-3757 or Fax: 631-3282; Ms. Wilhelmina D.P. Lopez, Tel. No. 890-4660 or Telefax 890-4721; Ms. Andrea A. Canlas Tel. No. 996-4541/631-0921 loc. 134 or 168; Ms. Ma. Luisa Madlangbayan, Tel. No. 734-3971 loc. 115; or Ms. Edeliza C. Gallo, Tel. No. 924-2413.


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