Vital Records and Records Disaster Mitigation and Recovery: An Instructional Guide


Expert Group on Emergency Management - EMDP

Date Added:

10 August 2015

What you will find in this resource: 

"Agencies must be able to continue operations in case of emergency or disaster. Availability of critical information is key to continuation of operations."

Written by Charles G. Brett, this Guide tends to provide guidance on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Planning to American Federal agencies. It provides them with a step-by-step methodology (see for instance Appendix D). Appendixes are very important, such as the Sample Vital Records Directives, Sample Records Disaster Plan including a Recovery Plan, Self-Evaluation Guide.

These guidelines are available on NARA's Website in English



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