Research & Resources

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is critical for archives and records centers. CoSA's self-directed online courses help state archives and other institutional users continue improvement of their preparedness and training programs.

New Emergency Preparedness Resources

Sponsored by Polygon Group, a disaster recovery company providing emergency response and restoration for damaged archives.

The Essential Records and Records Emergency Planning and Response Online Courses are part of the training curriculum for the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) Project, created by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The purpose of the IPER Project is to deliver training to state, territorial, and local governments nationwide, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to secure your essential records and recover records damaged by natural or human-caused emergencies. Many of the concepts and practices presented also apply to tribal governments.

These courses are currently unavailable.