225 pages, no illustrations
Written by experienced librarians who know because they've recovered from disasters. Ever thought about dealing with damage caused by an avalanche, hurricane, tornado, computer hacker, earthquake, fire, flood, terrorist attack, and other events too awesome to contemplate? The worst disaster of all is being unprepared. Disaster Planning shows you how to develop a clear, logical and revisable plan before an emergency strikes. The authors take a step-by-step approach through the basics: creating a working disaster team, identifying the proper relief/recovery agencies for your library, and examining the vital and sometimes ominous issues of cutting-edge library security - everything from hacker attacks on OPACs and library Web sites to terrorist activities. The companion CD-ROM is full of tools, Including: sample disaster plans, a downloadable and customizable template for creating a disaster plan, links to disaster planning Web sites, a comprehensive directory of electronic resources and planning aids, and a disaster planning database with links to national agencies.
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