April 24, 2014

New iOS App from National Library of Medicine: Recovering Library Collections After a Flood

Released earlier this week by the National Library of Medicine. It’s available for free. From the iTunes App Store Web Page Covers basic steps for recovering collections after a water emergency in your library or cultural heritage institution. Material specific instructions are included as well as health and safety links and videos. Learn More/Download App

New: Free from Esri: Interactive Flooding Map and Satellite Images (U.S.)

From the Flood Map Page on the Esri Web Site: This map allows you to view continuously updated U.S. flooding information. You can see observed flooding locations as well as precipitation information. The map also pulls in social media pertaining to flooding. In the Social Media box, you can change the search terms for YouTube, […]

Burst Pipes and Flooding Cause Damage to Materials at U. of Calgary Library

From The Gauntlet (A University of Calgary Student Newspaper): Burst pipes caused flooding at the U of C’s Health Sciences campus at Foot Hills Hospital and in the new Taylor Family Digital Library, resulting in what Campus Security director Lanny Fritz called “the two biggest losses we’ve had in the last 10 years.” Fritz said […]