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ERIC Number: ED433848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0160-3582
Management of Library Security. SPEC Kit 247 and SPEC Flyer 247.
Soete, George J., Comp.; Zimmerman, Glen, Comp.
This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit and Flyer reports results of a survey conducted in January 1999 that examined how ARL (Association of Research Libraries) member libraries assure the safety and security of persons, library materials, physical facilities, furnishings, computer equipment, etc. Forty-five of the 122 ARL member libraries responded to the survey. Results are summarized in the areas of planning, managerial personnel, day-to-day management, and evaluation. A checklist suggests inexpensive strategies to improve security. A copy of the questionnaire with responses is provided. Representative documents include: (1) general policy or purpose statements from the Library of Congress, National Library of Canada, and University of New Mexico; (2) rules of conduct from Georgia Tech University and McMaster University (Ontario); (3) personnel roles and responsibilities from the University of New Mexico and University of Texas; (4) emergency manuals from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Georgia Tech University, Purdue University (Indiana), University of Rochester (New York), and University of Texas; (5) incident report forms from Ohio State University, University of Rochester, University of Texas, Washington University (Missouri), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and York University (Ontario); and (6) training aids from the Library of Congress and University of Texas. A list of selected book, journal, and web site resources is included. (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Leadership and Management Services.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States