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Preparing for the Worst, Planning for the Best: Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster

Proceedings of a special IFLA conference held in Berlin in July 2003

Edited by: Johanna G. Wellheiser and Nancy E. Gwinn
In July 2003 a special IFLA conference was held in Berlin, devoted to the preparedness of library collections in the face of 'man made' disasters (conflict, war) and/or natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, hurricanes). A panel of international experts discussed these issues and exchanged views. Papers focused on both national policy planning and on the institutional level, with an emphasis on what has been shown to work on the basis of practical experience in libraries and other sectors: In addition, case studies, on a worldwide scale, are presented. This book contains the proceedings of that conference.

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"...eine rundum gute Einführung in die wichtigsten Probleme dieses Themas an interessanten Beispielen." (B.I.T.online, Wiesbaden, Nr. 3, 2005) "...this is a strong collection; both practical and informative." FOCUS on Intern. Library and Inform. Work, London, Nr. 2, 2005)
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