An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centres

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Scarecrow Press, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 283 pages
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Fire, flood, earthquake, vandalism, a terrorist attack--the issues of safety measures, emergency response, and disaster recovery have now become an important part of the planning strategies for most organizations. For the information organization, such as a library, archives, or record center, this responsibility has taken on new dimensions with the proliferation of various forms of electronic media. The authors take the approach that disaster recovery planning must touch every department of an organization and that emergency response must be a carefully mapped strategy. This broad-based approach to "integrated disaster planning" explains each phase of disaster planning, with chapters covering prevention planning, protection planning, preparedness planning, response planning, and recovery planning. The authors consider collections, records, facilities, and systems and include a chapter on post-disaster planning as well. The authors also cover federal and local assistance programs and list other sources for financial assistance. Although the main thrust of the book is the protection of documents, human safety in case of disaster is stressed explicitly and implicitly throughout. Indispensible for every information organization.
 

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Wellheiser and Scott have thoroughly revamped and expanded Wellheiser and Barton’s 1985 first edition, an indispensable manual of its day. Retaining their Canadian-centric focus but encompassing a ... Read full review

Contents

10 Disaster Planning
3
13 Disaster Planning Worldwide
7
14 Disaster Planning in Canada
10
20 The Disaster Plan
15
22 The Process for Developing a Disaster Plan
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23 The Disaster Planning Committee DPC
22
24 The Disaster Action Team DAT
24
25 The Characteristics of the Disaster Plan
26
Immediate Emergency Response Planning
114
Recovery Strategy Planning Collections and Records
122
Recovery Strategy Planning Support Operations
140
70 Disaster Recovery Planning for Collections and Records
149
72 The Process for Disaster Recovery Planning for Collections and Records
150
73 General Disaster Recovery Guidelines
152
74 Disaster Recovery Guidelines by Material
156
80 Disaster Rehabilitation Planning for Collections and Records
181

26 The Components of the Disaster Plan
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30 Disaster Prevention Planning
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33 The Risk Hazard Analysis
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34 Disaster Profiles
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35 Disaster Prevention Guidelines
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40 Disaster Protection Planning
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43 Fire Protection Issues
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44 Fire Detection Options
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45 Automatic Fire Alarm and Signalling Options
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46 Automatic Fire Suppression Options
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47 Manual Fire Suppression Options
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49 Water Detection Options
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411 Protective Storage Measures
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412 Trained Staff as a Protective Measure
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50 Disaster Preparedness Planning
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53 Liaisons with External Agencies
89
54 The Collections Survey
90
56 The Vital Records Programme
91
57 Insurance Coverage
92
58 Data and Systems Preparedness Strategies
94
59 Collections and Records Recovery Priorities
99
DuplicationDispersal Strategies
101
511 DisasterRelated Equipment Supplies and Services
102
60 Disaster Response Planning
109
Disaster Forewarning Planning
110
83 Collections and Records Rehabilitation Options
185
84 Basic InHouse Rehabilitation Options for Collections and Records
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85 Alternatives to Collections and Records Rehabilitation
190
90 Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Planning for Facilities and Systems
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93 Selected Recovery and Rehabilitation Options for Facilities
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94 Computer Systems Recovery and Rehabilitation Options
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100 PostDisaster Planning
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103 PostDisaster Debriefing Sessions
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105 The PostDisaster Assessment
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106 Modifications to the Disaster Plan and Operations
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108 The Internal Disaster Report
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109 Recognition and Appreciation
210
First National Summit on Heritage and Risk Preparedness in Canada Quebec City Quebec September 1996 Final Declaration
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Emergency Preparedness Canada EPC
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20 Types of Emergencies
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30 FederalProvincial Cooperation
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50 Other Resources
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60 EPC Activities
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Resources
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32 Sources of Assistance
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33 Sources of Facilities and Services
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34 Sources of Supplies and Equipment
244
References
247
Index
269
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Johanna Wellheiser is the manager of Prevention and Digitization Services Department at Toronto Public Library. She co-edited the first edition of An Ounce of Prevention, winner of the Society of American Archivists' Gifford Leland Award. Jude Scott is a writer and researcher specializing in projects for the Canadian heritage and cultural sectors.

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