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DISASTER PLANNING

Disaster management entails the implementation of a library disaster plan. A library disaster can be defined as an incident caused by accident, natural causes, or deliberate intent resulting in serious damage or destruction to collections and facilities or major disruption of operations and services. An unexpected event that puts collections at risk. A disaster plan should be distinguished from an emergency plan, although overlap of actions do exist. An emergency plan would focus on dealing with an emergency in terms of evacuation procedures and safety of staff and library users. The purpose of a disaster plan can be defined as providing guidelines for the prevention and appropriate response to disasters effecting the collections of a given library. Other objectives would be to reduce the disruption of normal operations and to facilitate rapid and smooth restoration of the library.

Click here to view the Draft Disaster Recovery Plan

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