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ERIC Number: ED445697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-915324-43-1
Disaster Management in the Church and Synagogue Library. CSLA Guide No. 18.
Martin, Nadia J.
This guide is written for staff in church and synagogue libraries which traditionally have small collections, limited funding, and volunteer staff. The information in this guide provides the tools needed to create a customized disaster response plan for church or synagogue libraries. Part 1: The Disaster Response Plan, covers the process of preparing and writing a disaster response plan. Part 2: Recovery before, during, and after a Disaster, addresses what to do when a disaster occurs or is announced; how to assess the damage; knowing what to recover and what to discard; what to do with the damaged items that are retrieved from the library; what to do with water-soaked books or archival material; how to dry books and papers that are slightly wet; what to do with valuable items; how to handle photographs; what to do with magnetic tape media; and handling a disaster that isn't covered in the plan. Part 3: Preventing and Minimizing Damage due to Disaster includes information on how frequently to perform library inspections; protecting collections during renovation; and minimizing damage and losses. (AEF)
CSLA, P.O. Box 19357, Portland, OR 97280-0357 ($8 non-members, $6.50 members, plus postage and handling with each order: 1-3 items $1.50, 4-6 items $2.50, 7-10 items $3.50, 11 or more at cost). Tel: 800-LIB-CSLA (Toll Free); Tel: 503-244-6919; Fax: 503-977-3734 E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Portland, OR.