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Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: G Matthews and J Feather

236 pages, no illustrations

Ashgate

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #146463 | ISBN: 0754609170
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NHBS Price: £60.00 $76/€71 approx

About this book

The book explains how to maintain service continuity, organise temporary accommodation and reparation, and manage financial and insurance issues before and after the event. A chapter is also devoted to protection of cultural property during armed conflict, covering roles of organisations such as UNESCO, the Red Cross and the Blue Shield Organisation. Other useful publications and sources of further information are listed to assist library and archive managers in minimising the effects of a disaster.


Contents

Disaster management for libraries and archives - an introduction, Graham Matthews; The disaster control plan, Heather Mansell; Risk management, Alice Cannon; In case of fire, Bill Jackson; Managing a flooding incident, Christine Wise; Co-operative activity in the US or misery loves company, Sheryl Davis and Kris Kern; Psychological aspects of disaster management, Maj Klasson; The Croatian experience 1991-1995, Kornelija Petr; Aftermath - service continuity and recovery, John Creber; Guide to information sources on disaster management, Graham Matthews.

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