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Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planning by Guy Robertson

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Bookstore disasters

Surviving the worst

Abstract

A bookstore suffers a flood. The damage to the store and stock is serious. Bookstore managers are wise to be prepared for such events. Preventative maintenance is necessary. Vital data should be backed up. Moisture control specialists can assist in recovery efforts. Insurance is the usual source of postdisaster funding for repairs.

Keywords

Bookstore

Disaster

Flood

Fire

Damage

Loss of stock

Preventative maintenance

Annual inspections

Moisture control

Insurance

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You opened your bookstore this morning and found half your stock drenched from a burst pipe. You can already smell the mold. Large-format items fall apart when you open them. Thousands of pages stick together. ...

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