Disaster Planning for Libraries

Disaster Planning for Libraries
Author: Guy Robertson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 1780633963
ISBN 13: 9781780633961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Response and Planning for Libraries

Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries
Author: Miriam B. Kahn,Erik Auf der Heide,Miriam B.. Kahn
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780838908372
ISBN 13: 0838908373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Offers instructions on writing and implementing disaster plans for libraries.

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries
Author: Julie Todaro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 1641433663
ISBN 13: 9781641433662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 1555709737
ISBN 13: 9781555709730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Libraries have always played a special role in times of disaster by continuing to provide crucial information and services.

Disaster Planning for Special Libraries

Disaster Planning for Special Libraries
Author: Guy Robertson
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 0081010508
ISBN 13: 9780081010501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Planning and Response for Libraries Archives and Museums

Emergency Planning and Response for Libraries  Archives and Museums
Author: Emma Dadson
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-08-24
ISBN 10: 185604808X
ISBN 13: 9781856048088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives
Author: John Feather
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351943901
ISBN 13: 9781351943901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Management in Archives Libraries and Museums

Disaster Management in Archives  Libraries and Museums
Author: Graham Matthews,Yvonne Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351943871
ISBN 13: 9781351943871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries

Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries
Author: Miriam B. Kahn
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 083891151X
ISBN 13: 9780838911518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries Book Review:

Provides the tools librarians need to prepare for disasters that can ruin their holdings of books, journals, audio and videotapes, and CDs, describing the steps to planning for and implementing a workable disaster response plan.

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries
Author: Julie Todaro
Publsiher: Government Institutes
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2009-01-16
ISBN 10: 9781605902746
ISBN 13: 1605902748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Despite the volumes of information they contain, few libraries, whose population at any given moment is as unpredictable as the weather, know how to prepare for, endure, and survive a disaster, whether natural or man-made, and even fewer put their know-how to paper. Emergency Preparedness for Libraries provides library management with a comprehensive guide to planning and executing emergency procedures. Based, in part, on an emergency preparedness seminar the author has presented for the American Library Association, 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 In addition, the author examines possible scenarios and provides step-by-step solutions for all types of libraries_academic, school, public, and special_and all types of disruptions, including floods, fires, civil disturbances, and theft.

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning
Author: Mary Mallery
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-04-08
ISBN 10: 0838913407
ISBN 13: 9780838913406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning Book Review:

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.

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
Publsiher: Information Science Reference
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN 10: 9781466686243
ISBN 13: 1466686243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention
Author: Johanna G. Wellheiser,Jude Scott,John P. Barton,Canadian Archives Foundation
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780810841765
ISBN 13: 0810841762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Special Collections Handbook

The Special Collections Handbook
Author: Alison Cullingford
Publsiher: Facet Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-12-22
ISBN 10: 1783301260
ISBN 13: 9781783301263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Disaster Planning for Libraries

Disaster Planning for Libraries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 27
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780730537915
ISBN 13: 0730537919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries

Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries
Author: Brian J. Baird
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN 10: 1538109603
ISBN 13: 9781538109601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Designed as a “how-to” manual, Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries provides librarians with practical information to help them grapple with specific preservation challenges by identifying areas of concern, optimizing the use of resources put towards preservation, and establishing goals for continual improvement over time. Straightforward and pragmatic, it helps a library to reduce immediate and long-term preservation costs, and strengthen a library’s collection development goals. Topics include: Preservation in the digital age Establishing long-term preservation goals Environmental conditions Preservation needs of specific collections Understanding use patterns for library materials Identifying potential threats to a collection Recognizing readily available preservation resources Almost 50 photographs, figures, checklists, and other tools make this a practical guide libraries will use on a day-to-day basis.

Library as Safe Haven

Library as Safe Haven
Author: Deborah D. Halsted,Shari C. Clifton,Daniel T. Wilson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1555709133
ISBN 13: 9781555709136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library as Safe Haven Book Review:

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.

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
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0838985483
ISBN 13: 9780838985489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management Emerging Research and Opportunities

The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Mabe, Michael,Ashley, Emily A.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 1522521976
ISBN 13: 9781522521976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disasters can happen without warning and cause detrimental damage to society. By planning and conducting research beforehand, businesses can more effectively aid in relief efforts. The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly information on library engagement in official emergency response and how these institutions can offer community aid in disaster situations. Featuring extensive coverage on a number of topics such as hazard analysis, mitigation planning, and local command structure, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on the role local businesses play in emergency response situations.

Disaster Management for Libraries

Disaster Management for Libraries
Author: Claire England,Karen Evans
Publsiher: Canadian Library Assn
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105040951647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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