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|Main Title||An ounce of prevention : integrated disaster planning for archives, libraries, and record centres /|
|Author||Wellheiser, Johanna G.|
|Publisher||Scarecrow Press ; Canadian Archives Foundation,|
|Subjects||Library buildings--Canada--Safety measures ; Archives--Canada--Safety measures ; Emergency management--Canada ; Library buildings--Safety measures ; Archives--Safety measures ; Library materials--Conservation and restoration ; Archival materials--Conservation and restoration ; Bibliothèques ; Dispositifs de scurité ; Prévention des catastrophes ; Bibliotheken ; Archieven ; Informatiecentra ; Veiligheidsmaatregelen ; Rampenbestrijding ; Libraries--Canada--Safety measures ; Libraries--Safety measures ; Gestion des situations d'urgence--Canada ; Biblioth eques--S ecurit e--Mesures ; Archives--S ecurit e--Mesures ; Documentation de biblioth eque--Conservation et restauration ; Documents d'archives--Conservation et restauration|
|Collation||xvi, 283 pages ; 28 cm|
Revised edition of: An ounce of prevention / John P. Barton, Johanna G. Wellheiser, editors. 1985. Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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."--Publisher description.