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Description - Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums by Graham Matthews

This important book assesses the current state of disaster management in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and around the world, and provides recommendations for addressing current and future threats. Following an introductory outline of the topic and terminology, the authors provide a short history of the development of disaster management in the cultural heritage sector. They illustrate a basic framework for effective disaster management by reviewing disaster control plan practice from around the world. Through examining and identify the key issues affecting disaster management in archives, libraries and museums, the authors discuss a priority structure for future implementation. This book will be key reading for scholars and students of archive studies, library and information and museum management. It will also be extremely useful for professionals and policy makers involved in disaster management planning at a local and national level.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754672739
ISBN-10: 0754672735
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graham Matthews

Graham Matthews is Professor of Information Management, Loughborough University, UK, having previously worked at Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Central England, and in academic and public libraries.

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