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Title:
Protecting your library's digital sources : the essential guide to planning and preservation
Author:
Kahn, Miriam (Miriam B.)
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Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xiii, 104 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Preventing common causes of loss -- Preparing for the worst : loss of computer operations -- Disaster response team members & responsibilities -- Planning for the disaster -- Disaster response or when everything goes wrong -- Disaster response plan for hardware and physical storage media -- Preservation or protecting data -- Decisions -- Anticipating the future -- Checklists.
ISBN:
9780838908730
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Bad things can happen to good digital resources - from floods and fires to computer crashes. Both library staff and customers are dependent on costly hardware, software, and electronic collections. Electronic information may be more susceptible to problems than print. Storage issues and long-term accessibility for digital materials on dated or obsolete hardware often can be overlooked. Without a plan for containment and recovery, a collection or library may have to close, either temporarily or permanently. Preservation and disaster expert Kahn brings clear guidance and practical expertise to address libraries' worst cases before they happen. Providing both short- and long-term planning and preservation tips, Kahn provides critical pre-emptive advice to help you: Protect and preserve the right information; Adapt 29 proven, all-encompassing checklists and forms that address the issues; Learn from real-life experiences shared in four case studies; Keep up to date with cutting edge solutions using the comprehensive bibliography; This is the authorltative e-preservation resource for reference librarians, preservationists, archivists, and records m


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Section 1

p. 1

1 Preventing Common Causes of Lossp. 3
2 Planning for the Worst: Loss of Computer Operationsp. 10
3 Basic Considerations in Disaster Response Planningp. 15
4 Disaster Response Planningp. 24
5 Disaster Response: When Everything Goes Wrongp. 30
6 Disaster Response Planning for Hardware and Physical Storage Mediap. 32
Section 2

p. 37

7 Protecting Data for Long-Term Retentionp. 40
8 Decision-Making for Today and Tomorrowp. 45
9 The Future: Organizations Involved with the Study of the Preservation of Electronic Recordsp. 50
10 Checklistsp. 55
Appendix A Contact Points for Organizations Involved with the Study of the Preservation of Electronic Recordsp. 85
Appendix B Companies That Protect or Help Cope with the Loss of Digital Materialsp. 89
Bibliographyp. 93
Indexp. 101