Christmas Leak at the Colorado Archives

When:  May 23, 2024 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (ET)
Colorado State Archives will discuss our experience with surviving our worst nightmare - a massive leak on Christmas Eve affecting over 4,000 cubic feet of archival records. Discussion points will include ongoing challenges of an insufficient storage facility that finally failed, navigating bureaucratic red tape, extreme weather conditions, and adapting to evolving circumstances under chaos on the biggest holiday weekend of the year. Also covered will be how to distribute staff according to their strengths and weaknesses, and why maintaining a sense of humor is vitally important.
In short - what to do when your Home Depot bucket ain't worth a damn.
This session will provide real life examples on how to improve efficiencies in workflows during disasters and how to translate academic theory into a real-life scenario."