Foreword

This plan consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Policy
  • Part 2: Disaster Actions.

The first part deals with disaster preparedness and preparation and is used by Preservation Staff as a manual in routine disaster preparedness and prevention activities. It contains:

  • Information on collection area checks for potential disasters
  • Policy and actions to assist in the management of the Library's collection disaster preparedness strategies
  • Disaster preparedness and response personnel: roles, functions and membership for
    • Collections Emergency Coordinator
    • Collections Disaster Coordinator
    • Emergency Planning Committee (EPC)
    • Managers with a specific role in disaster planning
    • Salvage Teams
    • Preservation Services staff
  • Emergency supply inventories and maintenance lists for in-house supplies

The second part is intended for use by those responsible for managing a disaster:

  • Collections Emergency Coordinator
  • Collections Disaster Coordinator
  • Emergency Planning Committee (EPC)
  • Managers with a specific role in disaster planning
  • Preservation Services staff

This part provides a guide to progressively deal with collection related disasters. It is not intended for wider use.