May 2015 | 120pp
CILIP members price: £43.95
This book will provide readers with the step-by-step process of creating a library technology disaster response and recovery plan.
It includes sample checklists and templates, tools and solutions for promoting collaborative services to enable digital library continuity as well as case studies and lessons learned from successful efforts in recovering from a library technology disaster. Editor Mary Mallery has gathered a number of library technology experts, including Liz Bishoff and Marshall Breeding, who have firsthand experience in planning and recovering from disasters. You will get advice on such topics as:
Readership: This book will be of great interest to electronic resources librarians, digital collections librarians, data management librarians, emerging technology librarians, and library administrators, but it will also be of interest to library students and any librarian who wants to transition into these new library careers.
PART 1: CREATING THE TECHNOLOGY DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PLAN
1. What could go wrong? Libraries, technology, and Murphy’s Law - Mary Mallery
2. Inventory and risk assessment for digital collections - Liz Bishoff and Thomas F R Clareson
3. Disaster planning and risk management with dPlan - Donia Conn
4. Disaster communication: planning and executing a response - Denise O’Shea
5. Future trends: cloud computing and disaster mitigation - Marshall Breeding
PART 2: MANAGING TECHMAGEDDON: DISASTER MITIGATION AND LESSONS LEARNED
6. The University of Iowa and the flood of 2008: a case study - Paul A Soderdahl
7. Digital disaster recovery and resources in the wake
of Superstorm Sandy: a case study - Thomas F R Clareson
A. Disaster communication planning template
B. Example of a basic disaster communication plan for a public library
"This guide makes a compelling argument for the value of technology disaster planning and supplies guidance on how to get started."
- Library Journal