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Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning by Guy Robertson

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Postponing Alexandria

Dealing with catastrophes and disasters in your library

Abstract

Library history asserts that most ancient and medieval libraries have disappeared, owing to a variety of causes. War, revolution, floods, fires, and other disasters have led to the loss of numerous collections. Risk mitigation is necessary. Life safety measures are the foundation of a response plan. Resumption measures should include strategic alliances with key vendors.

Keywords

Library of Alexandria

Risks

Mitigation

Response

Resumption

Earthquakes

Earthquake zone

Data loss

Life safety

Key suppliers.

Most ancient and medieval libraries have disappeared altogether. Library history reminds us that inevitably, our cherished institutions must deteriorate ...

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