Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

by Graham Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754609170

ISBN-13: 9780754609179

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Matthews (information and library management, University of Central England, UK) and Feather (library and information studies, Loughborough University, UK) present guidance on various aspects of disaster management. Academics and practitioners from around the world draw on firsthand experience to explain the importance and scope of disaster management planning and…  See more details below

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Matthews (information and library management, University of Central England, UK) and Feather (library and information studies, Loughborough University, UK) present guidance on various aspects of disaster management. Academics and practitioners from around the world draw on firsthand experience to explain the importance and scope of disaster management planning and what can be done before, during, and after incidents. They outline different phases of a disaster control plan, from prevention to recovery, then look at recovery from fire, flood, and war, touching on disaster's effects on library employees and users as well as technical and logistical problems. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754609179
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on editors and contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Disaster management for libraries and archives - an introduction1
2The disaster control plan13
3Risk management41
4In case of fire73
5Flood prevention and recovery95
6Cooperative activity in the USA, or misery loves company117
7Psychological aspects of disaster management143
8The Croatian experience 1991-1995169
9Aftermath - service continuity and recovery191
10A guide to sources of information213
Index229

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