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Disaster Planning for Libraries

Disaster Planning for Libraries
  • Author : Guy Robertson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-09
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9781780633961
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Summary : 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

Disaster Planning for Special Libraries

Disaster Planning for Special Libraries
  • Author : Guy Robertson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-27
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780081010501
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Summary : Disaster Planning for Special Libraries contains a guide for developing and maintaining disaster plans for small special libraries and related work units. This volume serves as a reference resource, not only for people who have never considered the disaster planning process, but also for experienced planners interested in a variety of approaches to different aspects of planning. The author discusses the role of the special librarian in the planning process and considers the relationship between special libraries and their host organizations. He emphasizes the importance of coordinating a special library’s plan with any in place for its host organization, and encourages librarians to demonstrate their planning skills for organization-wide benefits. Early chapters summarize the initial phases of the planning process, which include preparedness and response measures. Subsequent chapters cover the assessment of damage to special library facilities and assets, the implications of declaring a disaster, the development of strategic alliances with key suppliers, orientation and training, succession planning, operational resumption, the normalization of library operations, and auditing a disaster plan. The concluding chapter discusses concerns that special librarians might have with regard to the future and its risks. Appendices include examples of a risk assessment and analysis and a risk mitigation program, a strike and protest plan, an emergency equipment inspection and audit report, a pandemic management program, and disaster response manager’s kit. • Presents essential information in an accessible manner • Considers the disaster-related needs and experiences of special library personnel • Discusses a variety of risks to special libraries in different kinds of physical locations • Offers different approaches to a broad range of disaster planning topics in special libraries • Provides examples of essential planning documentation

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries
  • Author : Julie Todaro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-15
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781641433662
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Summary : Despite the volumes of information they contain, few libraries know how to prepare for, endure, and survive any type of disaster. This completely updated second edition of Emergency Preparedness for Libraries provides library management with a comprehensive guide to planning and executing emergency procedures. Emergency Preparedness for Libraries provides library personnel with detailed instructions for protecting staff, patrons, and the facilities themselves, including: Steps to take now, before disaster strikes People and procedures to include in an emergency/disaster action plan Practical ways to turn written plans into an instinctual team response Safety considerations to take into account when caring for people on-site during an emergency Information to provide to the umbrella organization and the media after a disaster Key things to do the first few days after an event Tips for getting back to business

Library as Safe Haven

Library as Safe Haven
  • Author : Deborah D. Halsted,Shari C. Clifton,Daniel T. Wilson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :143
  • ISBN : 9781555709136
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Summary : Libraries have always played a special role in times of disaster by continuing to provide crucial information and services. The Stafford Act of 2011, a federal government directive, designates libraries as among the temporary facilities delivering essential services, making a Continuity of Operations Plan imperative for libraries. Peppered with informative first-person narratives from librarians recounting emergency situations, Halsted, Clifton, and Wilson cover such topics as: An eight-step approach to developing a risk assessment planHow to draft a one-page service continuity planInformation on how to use mobile devices and social media effectively in times of disasterSample disaster plans, along with model exercises, manuals and customizable communicationsPublished in cooperation with the Medical Library Association (MLA), this nuts-and-bolts resource will enable libraries of all kinds to do their best while planning for the worst.

Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries

Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries
  • Author : Miriam B. Kahn,Erik Auf der Heide,Miriam B.. Kahn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 0838908373
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Summary : Offers instructions on writing and implementing disaster plans for libraries.

Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning

Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning
  • Author : Guy Robertson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-29
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 9780081000885
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Summary : Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning presents a collection of highly-cited, author published articles on security and disaster planning for libraries. The book represents the only place where these articles are compiled, making it a go-to volume for practitioners. It includes topics covering all aspects of preparation and response, along with articles drawn from library journals, including Feliciter, Canadian Insurance, Disaster Recovery Journal, and Canadian Bookseller. The book represents a wealth of the author's experience and expertise garnered during a distinguished career working with significant institutions on both their current security problems and their plans for future security. Offers a unique and valuable collection of the author's articles on library security and disaster planning Accompanies, and complements, Disaster Planning for Libraries, a second title by the author Presents a range of security and disaster planning topics in an accessible, narrative style Represents the only resource that contains such a broad range of security and disaster planning topics

Disaster Planning

Disaster Planning
  • Author : Deborah D. Halsted,Richard P. Jasper,Felicia M. Little
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :267
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105114561454
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Summary : A how-to-to-it manual for librarians with planning templates on CD-ROM.

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives
  • Author : John Feather
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-02
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781351943901
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Summary : Disaster planning might not seem a pressing concern - until disaster strikes. Recent events have reminded us that any collection or service may be at risk, and libraries and archives must have prevention and recovery measures in place. Written by academics and practitioners, drawing on firsthand experience and research worldwide, including Australia, Scandinavia and the USA, Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives reviews and explains the importance and scope of disaster management planning, and what can be done before, during and after incidents. The book begins by explaining how to develop a disaster control plan, outlining the different phases from prevention to recovery, and goes on to provide guidance on risk assessment and management methods which should underpin disaster planning. Individual chapters then focus on fire and flooding, bringing together lessons learned from recent disasters in the UK with case study material including information on prevention systems and reaction and recovery measures. A chapter on cooperative projects in the USA follows, providing examples of how collaborative partnerships and networks can be organized so that help, expertise and resources can be shared to facilitate management of disasters. The effect on people, both employees and users, must never be overlooked; this is the emphasis of the second half of the book. Research on the impact of a major library fire in Sweden forms the basis of the next chapter, which explains how the psychological impact of disasters on both staff and the local community can be managed. The following chapter describes the devastating effects on cultural institutions and their staff of war in Croatia in the early 1990s and extraordinary achievements against the odds. Ways of maintaining immediate, temporary service continuity along with planning for long-term restoration of services are exemplified by a case study of the fire at the Central Library of Norwich. Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives offers advice and insight for managers beginning to work on or reviewing disaster management within their organizations. The accounts of actual events highlight the real-life challenges faced and the effectiveness of appropriate solutions, while the guide to information sources at the end of the book signposts readers to a wealth of other useful material.

Disaster Planning and Recovery

Disaster Planning and Recovery
  • Author : Special Libraries Association
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029551218
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Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries, Archives and Museums

Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries, Archives and Museums
  • Author : Emma Dadson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-24
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781856048088
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Summary : Are you prepared? Whether you work with a special collection in a local archive or museum, in a large national library or managing records for a healthcare agency, an emergency plan is critical to your organisation’s future. Dadson draws on a decade of experience and award-winning training in this essential practical toolkit, enabling you to respond quickly and effectively to flood, fire and other emergencies. Expert advice is interwoven with cross-sectoral and international case studies drawn from high profile and smaller and medium-sized organisations offering a breadth of relevant experience and advice. Regardless of your time or cost constraints this text will outline exactly how to minimise risk, tackle real emergencies and ensure business continuity. Each chapter guides you through the essentials including: • an introduction to emergency planning in the information and heritage sectors • getting started on your plan • alarm raising and incident containment • the recovery operation • salvaging collections • critical documents such as priority lists, floorplans and disaster kits • business continuity and IT recovery • ensuring the plan’s efficacy • risk management and disaster prevention. Readership: This is the ultimate resource for all those who work with collections in libraries, archives, museums and historic houses internationally, whether large or small. It’s also an invaluable tool for records managers in companies, local authorities and healthcare agencies. Lastly it offers a concise introduction to emergency planning and response for international library and information students.

Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries

Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries
  • Author : Emy Nelson Decker,Jennifer A. Townes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-31
  • Total pages :678
  • ISBN : 1466686243
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An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention
  • Author : Johanna G. Wellheiser,Jude Scott,John P. Barton,Canadian Archives Foundation
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :283
  • ISBN : 0810841762
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Summary : An Ounce of Prevention is a comprehensive and practical guide to the process of disaster planning. This completely revised and expanded publication builds on the strengths of its award-winning predecessor. Used as a planning tool, it will help you develop strategies for effective disaster prevention and recovery.

Disaster Planning

Disaster Planning
  • Author : Sally Buchanan,RAMP (Program),Unesco. General Information Programme
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :187
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034288582
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Summary : Preparado para el Programa General de Informacion y el Unisist.

Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums

Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums
  • Author : Graham Matthews,Yvonne Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-12-05
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9781351943871
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Summary : This important book assesses the current state of disaster management in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and around the world, and provides recommendations for addressing current and future threats. Following an introductory outline of the topic and terminology, the authors provide a short history of the development of disaster management in the cultural heritage sector. They illustrate a basic framework for effective disaster management by reviewing disaster control plan practice from around the world. Through examining and identify the key issues affecting disaster management in archives, libraries and museums, the authors discuss a priority structure for future implementation. This book will be key reading for scholars and students of archive studies, library and information and museum management. It will also be extremely useful for professionals and policy makers involved in disaster management planning at a local and national level.

Library Disaster Planning and Recovery Handbook

Library Disaster Planning and Recovery Handbook
  • Author : Camila A. Alire
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-01-01
  • Total pages :616
  • ISBN : 1555703739
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Summary : Written by those managing the recovery of the Colorado State University Library, this handbook offers advice on restoring collections and services. Topics covered include: risk management analysis; human resources implications; collection restoration; fund raising; and temporary services.

Disaster Planning and Recovery

Disaster Planning and Recovery
  • Author : Carol A. Hughes,Judith Fortson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :181
  • ISBN : UOM:39015024892518
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Summary : This is a guide for librarians who need to make an immediate response to a disaster or to formulate a plan and take preventive measures. The more common disasters of fires, storms, floods, construction accidents, power failures, and earthquakes which cause water damage, fire damage, or biopredation are the main consideration here. The manual discusses disaster prevention, from evaluating and upgrading the physical plant to assessment of collections, emphasizing storage. A step-by-step outline of what to include in a disaster plan covers personnel training, the availability of outside expertise and a checklist of sources and suppplies. The final chapters focus on disaster recovery and beyond, including insurance, treatment of damaged materials in various formats, and a discussion of new building ideas from a disaster prevention/recovery perspective.

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives
  • Author : Graham Matthews,John Feather
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :236
  • ISBN : 0754609170
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Summary : Based on first-hand experience, this text brings together current professional and practical opinions and advice on key aspects of disaster management.

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning
  • Author : Mary Mallery
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-08
  • Total pages :120
  • ISBN : 9780838913406
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Summary : Featuring contributions from librarians who offer hard-won advice gained from personal experience, this compendium leads readers through a step-by-step process of creating a library technology disaster response and recovery plan.

The Special Collections Handbook

The Special Collections Handbook
  • Author : Alison Cullingford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-12-22
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781783301263
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Summary : This comprehensive and no-nonsense guide to working with special collections and rare books is an essential day-to-day companion. Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy and bringing them to the attention of the wider public. This book offers up-to-date guidance which pulls together insights from best practice across the heritage sector to build innovative, co-operative and questioning mind-sets that will help them to cope in turbulent times. The Handbook covers all aspects of special collections work: preservation, developing collections, understanding objects, emergency planning, security, legal and ethical concerns, cataloguing, digitization, marketing, outreach, teaching, impact, advocacy and fundraising. New to this edition: coverage of new standards and concepts including unique and distinctive collections (UDCs), The Leeds Typology, Archive Accreditation, PD 5454:2012 and PAS 197 discussion of the major changes to laws affecting special collections including UK copyright law relating to library/archive exception and orphan works and forthcoming changes to data protection in the EU exploration of new trends in research including the rise of digital humanities, open access, the impact agenda and the REF updates to the sections on marketing, audience development and fundraising to include social media, customer journey mapping and crowdsourcing and more consideration of impact and indicators, digitization and new skills frameworks from CILIP and RBMS. This is the essential practical guide for anyone working with special collections or rare books in libraries, archives, museums, galleries and other heritage organizations. It is also a useful introduction to special collections work for academics and students taking library and information courses.

Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery
  • Author : Frances C. Wilkinson,Linda K. Lewis,Nancy K. Dennis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : 9780838985489
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Disaster Management for Libraries

Disaster Management for Libraries
  • Author : Claire England,Karen Evans
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :207
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105040951647
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Summary :