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Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries

Book Description

Special interest in topics relating to library management over the last decade has led to the close examination of crisis management practice among library professionals. Due to the importance of the archives, documents, and books housed within libraries around the world, preemptive planning for potential disaster is necessary to all librarians and their staff. The Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries brings together the latest scholarly research, theories, and case studies to investigate the scale and types of disasters that can impact a library. Through the evaluation of past crisis management strategies and future best practices, this handbook is an essential reference source for librarians, library staff, archivists, curators, students, professionals, private collectors, and corporations with archival collections to learn from the experiences of others, expand their definition of disaster, and create or redesign their own disaster plans with newfound awareness. This handbook features timely, research based chapters and case studies on crisis management, emergency response, exhibition loans, natural disasters, preserving archives, public and staff safety, and risk assessment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Making a Plan
    1. Chapter 1: Disaster Management and Continuity Planning in Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. LIBRARIES AS COMMUNICATIONS HUBS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: The Incident Command System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: CREATING THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
      4. APPLYING THE ICS IN MODERN LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 3: Planning for a Disaster
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MITIGATION PHASE
      4. PREPAREDNESS PHASE
      5. RESPONSE PHASE
      6. RECOVERY PHASE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Emergency Planning (R)Evolution
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. APPENDIX A: ZSR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING BROCHURE
      9. APPENDIX B: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST
    5. Chapter 5: Zen and the Art of Disaster Planning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REGIS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY DISASTER PLAN DEVELOPMENT
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READINGS
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 6: Beyond the Collection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMERGENCY PLANNING TEAM AND RESOURCE REVIEW
      5. EMERGENCY SAFETY PLAN
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Disaster Management and Exhibition Loans
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMPREHENSIVE CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR LOANED ITEMS ON EXHIBITION DISPLAY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 8: One Plan, Four Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEVELOPING THE PLAN
      5. CHALLENGES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 9: Safety Doesn't Happen by Accident
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A TUMULTUOUS SPRING
      4. PREVIOUS DISASTER PLANS AND PREPARATIONS
      5. EMBRACING A NEW DISASTER PLAN
      6. FINDINGS
      7. GATHERING RESOURCES
      8. A FINISHED PRODUCT
      9. FUTURE ACTIONS AND CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Surviving Disaster
    1. Chapter 10: A Stitch in Time
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FIRE
      4. FLOOD
      5. EARTHQUAKE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 11: Prepared for Anything and Everything
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: I DID NOT KNOW THAT COULD HAPPEN
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. KNOW WHERE YOU WORK: BUILDINGS CAN AND OFTEN DO FALL DOWN
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 12: Deferred Maintenance and Space Repurposing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, AND PROBLEMS AT UA LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES FACILITIES: SMALL AND LARGE-SCALE DISASTERS CAUSED BY DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND SPACE REPURPOSING
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 13: Responding to High-Volume Water Disasters in the Research Library Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMERGENCY PLANNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
      5. EMERGENCY SCENARIOS
      6. LONG-TERM OUTCOMES AND SOLUTIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 14: It Is Everywhere
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LESSONS LEARNED AND LOOKING FORWARD
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 15: Navigating Campus Disasters from Within the Library
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HURRICANE MANAGEMENT WITHIN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    7. Chapter 16: Surviving Sandy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A CASE STUDY ON SUPERSTORM SANDY AND NYU HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY AND MEDICAL ARCHIVE
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 17: After the Flood
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SMALL SCALE WATER DISASTERS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 18: Shortcomings and Successes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OVERVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      5. CASE STUDY: THE WERTZ ART AND ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY WATER EMERGENCY, APRIL 16, 2013
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 19: Quality Control and a Method for the Drying of Flooded Archive Collections
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION AND THE EXTENT OF THE FLOOD
      4. ACTIVATION OF THE EMERGENCY PROTOCOL: PREPARATION
      5. THE BEGINNING OF THE DRYING PROCESS
      6. GENERAL PROCEDURE
      7. PROCEDURE FOR COATED PAPERS
      8. PROCEDURE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
      9. FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTATION TO CONTINGENCIES
      10. QUALITY CONTROL: ASSESMENT OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY
      11. OTHER ASPECTS: KEEPING ORDER
      12. RETURN TO THE ARCHIVE
      13. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      14. CONCLUSION
      15. AKNOWLEDGMENT
      16. ADDITIONAL READING
      17. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      18. ENDNOTES
  10. Section 3: Lessons Learned
    1. Chapter 20: Conservation Since 2000
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CONSERVATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 21: The Library as Lifeboat
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF EMERGENCY MANAGMENT
      4. EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY
      5. CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 22: Disaster is in the Eye of the Beholder
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 23: Disaster and Digital Libraries in Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. EFFECTS OF DISASTER IN DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      6. CHALLENGES OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      7. DISASTER PLANNING, PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN DIGITAL LIBRARIES
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 24: Two Fires and a Flood
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE LOS ALAMOS STORY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 25: Response to the Unthinkable
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE STORY OF THE STUFF: BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE THINGS WE KEEP: THREE DISASTER RESPONSE CASE STUDIES
      5. ARCHIVING GRIEF?: FURTHER QUESTIONS AND CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors