Robertson On Library Security And Disaster Planning by Guy RobertsonRobertson On Library Security And Disaster Planning by Guy Robertson

Robertson On Library Security And Disaster Planning

byGuy RobertsonEditorGuy Robertson

Paperback | October 15, 2015

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Robertson on Library Security and Disaster Planningpresents a collection of highly-cited, author published articles on security and disaster planning for libraries.

The book represents the only place where these articles are compiled, making it a go-to volume for practitioners. It includes topics covering all aspects of preparation and response, along with articles drawn from library journals, includingFeliciter,Canadian Insurance,Disaster Recovery Journal, andCanadian Bookseller.

The book represents a wealth of the author's experience and expertise garnered during a distinguished career working with significant institutions on both their current security problems and their plans for future security.



  • Offers a unique and valuable collection of the author's articles on library security and disaster planning
  • Accompanies, and complements, Disaster Planning for Libraries, a second title by the author
  • Presents a range of security and disaster planning topics in an accessible, narrative style
  • Represents the only resource that contains such a broad range of security and disaster planning topics
Guy Robertsonis adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, a senior instructor at Langara College, and an instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canada. Guy is noted for his research into book and manuscript theft, data loss and protection, and financial fraud and forgery. He has delivered keynote speech...
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Title:Robertson On Library Security And Disaster PlanningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081000774

ISBN - 13:9780081000779

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Disaster planning Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst: a disaster planner's experience Pandemic perspective: How an outbreak could affect libraries Postponing Alexandria: Dealing with catastrophes and floods in your library Water finds a way: Dealing with leaks and floods in your library Lights out! Dealing with power outages in your library Investigating risk: Assessing and analyzing trouble before it strikes A van and a plan: How consortium offices can contribute to disaster recovery Out! A guide to emergency evacuations Flood protection: Avoiding the wrong mix Surviving by committee Disaster? No plan? What a library director should do Emergency management training for your library: The joys of tabletopping People, paper, data: Disaster planning for libraries Bookstore disasters: Surviving the worst-Selection of photographs

Section 2: Safety and security Senior security: Keeping the elderly out of trouble Stealing from library patrons: A helpful introduction Into every professional life, a little moon will shine: Dealing with sub-problem patrons Beyond band-aid solutions: Dealing with medical emergencies in your library Manual matters: Developing successful guidelines and losing priceless boredom Not for the squeamish: The dirty truth about your library Risks, rules and enforcement: Enhancing child safety in the library Downsizing the binder: Effective security planning for libraries What's a little larceny between friends? Confessions of an info-thief The data back-up process: An overview for saboteurs The Elvis biography has just left the building, and nobody checked it out: A primer on library theft Shelving and safety: An overview Clearing the air: Improving indoor air quality in libraries Unofficial wisdom: A review of occupational health and safety in libraries Our vision of things: Basic eye care for librarians Stress? Settle for less Wise to the forger's tricks: Detecting bogus signatures and inscriptions in collectable books It's not just the books : Wheelchair patrons speak out A word from a pro: Protecting your store against book thieves State of the art: Risks to artworks and their owners Post-Traumatic Stress: Finding a way to heal Social engineers and their victims: Making the wrong contact Sabotage for beginners: Destroying vital records Index