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La Policía Nacional detiene a 22 integrantes de un colectivo ecologista por causar daños valorados en más de 500.000 euros
2024 - Dirección General de la Policía

Press release from the Office of the General Directorate of the Police stating that agents of the National Police have arrested 22 members of an environmental organization for forming a criminal structure and causing damage to assets worth more than half a million euros.

Los desastres en archivos y bibliotecas: causas y efectos, protección y recuperación
2010 - J. Tacón Clavaín

The article addresses disasters as the major cause of loss of materials in archives and libraries. The causes that cause them and the effects they cause are explained, with examples of real cases. Methods of prevention, protection and recovery of affected materials are also related.

Guía de prevención de incendios para edificios de interés patrimonial en Castilla y León
2019 - Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte

The final objective of this guide is for the people in charge of these facilities to acquire general knowledge about the main risks present in these buildings, so that they become aware and sensitized to:
- Establish basic prevention guidelines that reduce the probability of an accident occurring.
- Plan action procedures that, to the extent possible, guarantee both the safety of people and the property of buildings of heritage interest
- Know how to act and who to go to if the incident occurs.

Report on the Impact of the Recent War in 2023 on the Cultural Heritage in Gaza Strip – Palestine
2023 - Heritage For Peace

This preliminary report provides a detailed overview of the importance of Gaza’s heritage, including an explanation of its most important heritage landmarks and highlighting key sites affected during a month of war. This study is intended to teach and raise awareness among the international community of the fact that the Palestinian people of Gaza are suffering the loss of their heritage, history and cultural identity, along with their significant humanitarian suffering resulting from this war.

Measuring the Impact of Fire Extinguisher Agents On Cultural Resource Materials
2010 - Fire Protection Research Foundation

This study aims to quantify the impact of the discharge that portable fire extinguishers present on cultural assets, in order to provide guidance to users about their selection.
The project is divided into two phases:
- First phase: review of the literature and development of prototypes to test its effect
- Second phase: validation of test specifications and final evaluation

Fire in heritage and historic buildings, a major challenge for the 21st century
2023 - García Castillo. E, Paya Zaforteza. I, Hospitaler. A

This study provides a global view of the current state of fires in historic and heritage buildings. It identifies gaps and gaps, proposes future areas of research and provides a basis for finding solutions to achieve fire safety in historic and heritage buildings. The conservation of these buildings and their rehabilitation against demolitions and new construction is promoted, leading to more sustainable construction.

Damage to Libraries due to Water Related Disasters
2014 - P. Zaveri

The document describes ways in which libraries can prepare for such disasters, as well as how to deal with resources damaged due to such disasters. Flooding, leaks, heavy rain, hurricanes, and fire sprinkler activation are some of the reasons why water can enter a library facility. It can damage library resources and infrastructure as well as disrupt services for a long time.

Implantación de dispositivos inteligentes basados en iot, para la monitorización automática de las condiciones ambientales y el rastreo del patrimonio cultural del Congreso de los Diputados
2023 - Picasso de Castro, C., Bertrán de Lis Hernández, L. E.

A pilot project for the automation of inventory tracking and environmental monitoring of the cultural heritage of the Congress of Deputies, through the implementation of a wireless sensor network (WSN) and smart tags, supported by a management platform, has enabled remote and centralized control of the collections. The overall technological framework of this project is based on what is commonly referred to as the 'Internet of Things' (IoT)

Gestión del turismo en sitios del Patrimonio Mundial: Manual práctico para administradores de sitios del Patrimonio Mundial
2005 - A. Pedersen

This manual is the first in a series of practical guides for World Heritage. It addresses the specific needs of World Heritage site managers and guides them through the process of managing and planning visits

Risk management at heritage sites a case study of the Petra world heritage site
2012 - VVAA

A collaborative project conducted between the UNESCO Office in Amman, the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, the Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA), and the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (DoA), aimed at assessing and mitigating risks endangering the heritage values in Petra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.