Management of Library and Archival Security

Author: Robert K O'Neill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317948548
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Providing a substantive approach to the issue, Management of Library and Archival Security: From the Outside Looking In gives librarians and collection directors practical and helpful suggestions for developing policies and procedures to minimize theft. In addition, this text prepares you to deal with the aftermath of a robbery or natural disaster that destroys priceless materials. Through expert opinions and advice, Management of Library and Archival Security will teach you how to protect and secure invaluable collections and the finances invested in them. In addition, Management of Library and Archival Security offers numerous suggestions for preserving collections from environmental hazards and natural disasters. Contributors discuss several possible scenarios leading to the loss or destruction of library or archive materials and offer numerous measures of protection, including: implementing timely inventory standards, using approved marketing practices, keeping good user records, and having knowledge of insurance coverage making a recovery plan that deals with the impact of a theft and how it may affect staff and the actual workings of a department or archive knowing who to contact after a theft, such as local enforcement agencies, federal officials, and listing the theft on the Library Security Officer Listserv (LSO) to alert local and national libraries and collectors to the crime incorporating internal audits in a university setting to prevent crime and ensure accounting and administration controls are effective and efficient instituting a preservation program for collections, which includes temperature control of the indoor environment, studying the building design for weaknesses or potential dangers, reformatting deteriorating materials, and limiting the handling of materials making plans for the aftermath of a disaster, such as creating methods for risk assessment, developing collection priorities, and making rehabilitation policies for materials The chapters in Management of Library and Archival Security offer unique insight from a former F.B.I. agent with extensive experience in library thefts, a preservation specialist, and an archivist with extensive conservation experience in order to provide you with all of the information you need to safeguard library and archive collections against theft, environmental conditions, natural disasters, and resultant financial loss.

The Library Security and Safety Guide to Prevention Planning and Response

Author: Miriam B. Kahn
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909493
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Security planning, part of disaster response and continuous operations planning, is the key to proactively addressing potential safety issues. This book discusses key safety and security issues step-by-step, then gives tips on implementing prevention strategies, creating guidelines for libraries and staff, and minimizing risk.

Managing Information Resources in Libraries

Author: Peter Robert Clayton
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
ISBN:
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This text offers a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of library collection management in the electronic age. It discusses topics such as: selection principles and resources; principles of acquisition; formulation of a collection development policy; methods of collection evaluation; preservation and weeding of library resources; budget management; and library co-operation and networking.

Safe at Work

Author: Teri R. Switzer
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This thorough bibliography includes a whole host of media including theses and dissertations, Internet sites, videos, sound recordings, conference proceedings, and serials. An essential tool for librarians of every stripe, this book provides excellent coverage of issues of vital importance to library administration.

Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information

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Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835243247
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As an on-the-job answer book ... a statistical information resource ... a planning and research guide ... and a directory and calendar, The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2000 delivers the hard-to-find industry news and information you need all year long.This acclaimed "must have" resource provides: -- Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2000 and the years to come-- Plain-English explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs -- and how it will affect libraries-- Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance-- A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more.This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike -- and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter. You'll use it to: -- Keep informed on the latest trends in networking, the Internet, and other advances-- Locate information on industry events and organizations-- Find lists of best books, literary prizes, winners, and bestsellers-- Prepare budgets and justify requests-- Review recent legislation and regulations affecting your industry-- Learn about emerging trends, needs, problems, and opportunities.... And that's just the beginning. With The Bowker Annual 2000 on hand, you won't spend hours or even days tracking down needed library or book trade data -- because the information you needis right at your fingertips.