Regional Emergency & Disaster Squad (REDS) investigation report
In December 2003, EMMLAC commissioned the Centre for Information Research (CIRT) to look at the work and future development for REDS, now in its 13th year of providing excellent support to museums in the region in the event of a disaster. The report looks at the current activities of REDS; other networks - regional, pan-regional, national and international - of disaster response and expertise in the museum, library and archive sector; national response organisations - institutional and commercial; and training and awareness raising programmes on disaster planning in the region, nationally and internationally.
REDS was established in 1991 by EmmS and offers specialist support to museums, libraries and archives in the event of an emergency or disaster. REDS offers a rapid response to incidents affecting historic collections and has access to small stockpiles of emergency salvage materials established throughout the region.
If you would like any further information, please contact me off list.
Collections Strategy & Archive Development Officer
East Midlands Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
56 King Street
Leicester LE1 6RL
0116 285 1358
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