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Disaster Planning for Libraries by Guy Robertson

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Book Description

Libraries are constantly at risk. Every day, many libraries and their collections are damaged by fire, flooding, high winds, power outages, and criminal behaviour. Every library needs a plan to protect its staff, sites and collections, including yours. Disaster Planning for Libraries provides a practical guide to developing a comprehensive plan for any library. Twelve chapters cover essential areas of plan development; these include an overview of the risks faced by libraries, disaster preparedness and responding to disasters, resuming operations after a disaster and assessing damage, declaring disaster and managing a crisis, cleaning up and management after a disaster and normalizing relations, staff training, testing disaster plans, and the in-house planning champion.

  • Provides a practical approach to developing a comprehensive plan for any library, big or small
  • Supplements technical information with interviews and case studies
  • Includes appendices covering pandemic management, moisture control, and library security

  • ISBN: 9781780633961 |
  • Hardcover: 232 pages |
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook