This paper focuses on the disaster training efforts of a group of collection managers, archivists
and conservators at the University of Iowa.

To overcome some persistent problems that the University of Iowa collections encounters, the staff working with collections formed the University of Iowa Collection Coalition (UICC) to pool expertise and make joint efforts to attain good standards in collection care and management.

One example of this has been this Disaster Training program.

The program focused on training staff for potential disasters.

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