|Case Presentation: How Jamaica Preserves and Protects Documentary Heritage from Disaster|
Warm Greetings from UNESCO International Centre for Documentary Heritage!
Record is an excellent delivering channel for understanding the era and its culture at the time. In this regard, some of them with historical significance are called "Documentary Heritage," and we strive to preserve and use them to learn about the past.
However, many cases of neglecting and/or damaging Documentary Heritage still have been made despite an effort to preserve and use it. It does not mean materials damage. It means that a channel exploring the memory and culture of the era is shutting down.
In this line, ICDH strives to provide guidelines for Documentary Heritage at risk for all the states and agencies with potential risks. As the first step for this programme, ICDH invited professionals worldwide relating to the prevention and conservation of the collection as a contributor to the Guideline for safeguarding the endangered Documentary Heritage.
And this year's Guidelines focus on valuable sources against natural disasters.
Ms. Claudette Thomas from Jamaica Archives & Records Department shares her expertise and experiences with you. Their contribution will inspire you to build your own contingency plan against emergencies. Please kindly find the attached contribution.
Case Presentation: How Jamaica Preserves and Protects Documentary Heritage from Disaster
by Claudette Thomas
Claudette Thomas is a Government Archivist for Jamaica Archives & Records Dept. She has over 28 years of professional experience in her field. During her day, she works in administration and provides guidance to the government for effective record management. She came into this field by way of natural progression. Claudette’s expertise is in training, library, and records management. She has a Master’s Degree in Information Studies from the University of the West Indies since 2009.
She has been a member of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica, a Commissioner of Jamaica’s National Commission of UNESCO, and a member of the Memory of the World Programme. Claudette has been published in a few journals.
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