Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries

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American Library Association, 2012 - Business & Economics - 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.
 

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This invaluable instruction guide for writing a disaster plan has been completely revised and updated from the 1998 original (Professional Media, LJ 4/15/98). New is a case study on post-9/11 recovery and a scenario dealing with mold. A must for all libraries. ... Read full review

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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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Miriam B. Kahn, founder of MBK Consulting, helps libraries, archives, corporations, and cultural institutions plan for, recover from, and prevent disasters that interrupt services. Since 1989, she has been working in the field of preservation, consulting on disaster response, and offering hands-on assistance during disasters. She is the author of The Library Security and Safety Guide to Prevention, Planning, and Response and Protecting Your Library s Electronic Resources. She is a popular presenter and teacher, offering courses at Kent State University s Graduate School for Library and Information Science and throughout the Midwest. She holds an MLS from Queens College, CUNY and a PhD from Kent State University.

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