4 Proactive and Responsive Strategies

Catastrophe Response, Disaster Preparedness, Document Recovery, Mold Damage, Remote Monitoring and Control

Safeguarding your documents, collection, and archives requires planning and partnerships beyond simply having a number to call after a disaster. Businesses and organizations are taking a multi-pronged approach to ensure they minimize potential damage and protect the materials they depend on and care about. Consider these 4 strategies to strengthen your program.


Webinar: CCAHA - Working with Emergency Service Providers

Catastrophe Response, Disaster Preparedness, Document Recovery

The best-laid (collections emergency) plans aren’t complete without a list of people and organizations that can be called on to help in the event of a disaster, especially as the potential for natural disasters increase with climate change. The Conservation Center is one of those resources, but what about other emergency planning and recovery vendors? If your organization is in need of services like large-scale dehumidification, vacuum freeze drying, or serious mold remediation, do you know who you would call? What you should expect?


Emergency Preparedness: The 4 R's

Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Document Recovery

With storm season approaching it’s important to prepare your archives to the best of your ability. Polygon sponsored CoSA in creating an emergency preparedness resource page with some in-depth checklists and information for your archives. In this blog we’ll be sharing the 4 “Rs” which represent the 4 stages of emergency preparedness, Risk, Readiness, Response, and Recovery.


Climate change: Increased natural disasters and the affects on preservation

Catastrophe Response, Disaster Preparedness, Document Recovery, Fire and Smoke Damage, Mold Damage, Water and Storm Damage

A recent article in the New York Times “Floods, Fires and Humidity: How Climate Change Affects Book Preservation” discusses the affects of climate change on book preservation with the overall increase in natural disasters. Between flood, fires, and humidity, the possibilities for damage are constantly growing. Below, our subject matter expert, Matt DeCirce, discusses his point of view on how climate change affects he’s seeing and what Polygon is doing to help our clients prepare for the unexpected.


Podcast: Job Talk with Polygon's South Team

Catastrophe Response, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Temporary Climate Solutions, Water and Storm Damage

Climatize a workspace hundreds of feet under a lake? Bruce Zawisky and Nick Cooper of Polygon South discuss recent projects with unique solutions. As weather shifts, innovation is more critical than ever. Polygon is trail-blazing new builds and renovations in the south.