Improving Recovery for Libraries That Have Been Hit by Disaster
Of the sixty cases examined, thirty-six had full records that could be examined tracking the fate of library services from catastrophe to recovery. This research shows that all libraries need to consider methods for handling outside help and donations in their disaster planning. Appeals to outside interest groups and international library agencies in brought in additional funds and appear to have shortened the time to the full recovery of services, even for libraries with considerable insurance coverage. Only in cases of wartime destruction is outside help essential for the survival of libraries.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:disasters planning library international cooperations gifts contributions etc
Date of Publication:11/17/2008