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Issues and considerations in creating a disaster plan

Robyn, Tweedale & Harrison, Gillian (1998) Issues and considerations in creating a disaster plan. In ACLIS/ALIA Special Interest Group Preservation of Library materials, 8th September, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

When creating and writing a disaster plan, the issues and considerations that arise are many and complex. Unforeseen obstacles will inevitably arise. Many institutions may fail to develop a disaster plan, simply because the process looks too difficult and daunting. Only when disaster strikes, does the necessity of the plan and procedures become immediately apparent. This paper discusses the issues that have arisen during the development of the QUT Library disaster plan, in a complex, changing environment. The issues include: gaining management support; gathering all appropriate data; considering minor and major disaster contingencies; financing the disaster plan; what to include in the plan; and how to maintain the plan. The paper attempts to provide a framework and impetus for the development of disaster plans for libraries and other institutions by demystifying the planning process

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ID Code: 249
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Disaster Plan, Library, Academic libraries, Planning
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 (Please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:21

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