An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centers / Edition 2

An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centers / Edition 2

by Johanna Wellheiser, Jude Scott, John Barton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810841762

ISBN-13: 9780810841765

Pub. Date: 02/11/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810841765
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/11/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,109,959
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Disaster Planning Chapter 2 The Disaster Plan Chapter 3 Disaster Prevention Planning Chapter 4 Disaster Protection Planning Chapter 5 Disaster Preparedness Planning Chapter 6 Disaster Response Planning Chapter 7 Disaster Recovery Planning for Collections and Records Chapter 8 Disaster Rehabilitation Planning for Collections and Records Chapter 9 Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Planning for Facilities and Systems Chapter 10 Post-Disaster Planning

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