An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centres
Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 283 pages
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
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