If the worst happens: the use and effectiveness of disaster plans in libraries and archives

@article{Muir2002IfTW,
  title={If the worst happens: the use and effectiveness of disaster plans in libraries and archives},
  author={A. Muir and Sarah Shenton},
  journal={Library Management},
  year={2002},
  volume={23},
  pages={115-123}
}
The disaster plan is promoted as a central part of disaster management. Six case studies of UK libraries and archives were used to investigate the development and use of disaster plans. During a disaster, the key in any response is leadership, an experienced team of staff with knowledge of the collections and on‐site conservation expertise. The most useful part of the plan for disaster response is its contact lists. However, the plan is an important policy and training document. It requires… Expand
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