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Title:Disaster planning in museums and libraries: A critical literature review
Author(s):McCracken, Peter
Subject(s):Natural disasters
Emergency management
Abstract:This paper provides a comprehensive review of literature on disaster planning in libraries and museums. Many libraries and museums are seriously damaged or destroyed by natural or human-caused disasters, but early preparation can ensure that a library or museum is adequately prepared to meet the disaster planning needs of the institution. While much as been written in the for-profit business world on disaster planning, less has been written regarding not-for-profit institutions. Such institutions, particularly libraries and museums, have special problems endemic to their situations. Issues such as minimal security, extended hours, high employee turnover, and the institutions as focal points of cultural expression can lead to serious disasters if precautions and plans for quick response to emergency situations are not in place.
Issue Date:1995
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:McCracken, Peter. "Disaster Planning in Museums and Libraries: A Critical Literature Review." Katharine Sharp Review, no. 1 (1995).
Series/Report:Katharine Sharp Review ; no. 001, Summer 1995
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 is held by Peter McCracken
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-07-20

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