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Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums

By: G Matthews


Hardback | Mar 2009 | #178705 | ISBN-13: 9780754672739
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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 introduction, outlining the topic and terminology, the book provides a short history of the development of disaster management in the cultural heritage sector, with illustrative examples of key activities and players along with an outline of the basic principles.

The basic framework of effective disaster management, the disaster control plan is reviewed. Drawing on examples from practice around the world and from other fields, all the issues affecting disaster management in cultural heritage are discussed and priorities identified. This book will be key reading for scholars and students of 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.


Preface; The research project and disaster management: introduction; Disaster management and archives, libraries and museums: context; The situation in the UK: overview; The worldwide situation: overview; The disaster control plan; Findings: key themes; Planning for the future; Sources of information; Index.

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Graham Matthews is Professor of Information Management, Loughborough University, UK, having previously worked at Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Central England, and in academic and public libraries.
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