Preservation Week Quiz: Friday’s Question of the Day

As part of Preservation Week 2015, the State Archives is partnering with the State Library of North Carolina on a Preservation Week Question of the Day – a series of questions related to the preservation of materials both physical and electronic. See the State Library’s blog to see their question of the day posts.

True or False: A majority of collecting institutions, more than 80%, do not have a disaster plan in place that can executed by trained staff.

  1. True
  2. False

Do you know the answer?  Find out below the cut.


Answer: True

Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.