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Disaster Planning for Libraries by Guy Robertson

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12

Process and results

Abstract

Planning is an ongoing process. No plan is perfect, and inevitably planners neglect to include important details. A planner requires personal attributes such as managerial skills, awareness of the risks to his or her library, and persistence. There is no better test for a plan than an actual disaster. A case history shows how a public library resumed operations after a fire. The head librarian notes the lessons that she learned during the resumption process. If the goal is the survival of libraries, then librarians need disaster plans.

Keywords

damaged wiring
fire
preparedness
process
response
resumption
scenario
stakeholders
water damage

12.1. The overwhelming question

Will it work?
Your disaster plan is ...

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