Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries

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American Library Association, 2012 - Education - 158 pages
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Fire, water, mold, construction problems, power-outages-mishaps like these can not only bring library services to a grinding halt, but can also destroy collections and even endanger employees. Preparing for the unexpected is the foundation of a library's best response. Expert Kahn comes to the rescue with this timely update of the best step-by-step, how-to guide for preparing and responding to all types of library disasters. This completely revised third edition offers Quick and efficient guidance for creating protocols and response plans tailored to your own institution Pointers for handling all kinds of library materials when damaged The last information on preparing for technology recovery Up-to-date information on prevention equipment and materials Dozens of reproducible checklists and forms, and a comprehensive list of resources Kahn's guide gives libraries the tools they need to face any emergency, no matter the size or scope.
 

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If your library doesn't already have a disaster plan, this book will give you enough adrenaline to start writing one. The author (Disaster Prevention and Response for Special Libraries, Professional ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Response
7
Recovering Collections and Restoring Operations
21
Prevention
29
Planning
41
Response and Recovery Procedures
71
Checklists and Forms
93
Associations Organizations and Companies
135
Bibliography
143
Index
155
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