Library disasters in developing countries: A literature review of experiences and way forward

Jerome, Idiegbeyan-Ose and Roland, Izuagbe and Goodluck, Ifijeh and Juliana, Iwu-James and Julie, Ilogho and Ifeakachuku, Osinulu (2018) Library disasters in developing countries: A literature review of experiences and way forward. Bilgi Dünyası, 19 (2). pp. 275-296. ISSN 2148-354X

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Disaster management has been a subject of interest to libraries and librarians, because of its implications for disaster preparedness and control. This paper is a review of literature on disasters experienced by libraries in some developing nations, with a view to discovering workable solutions that would help to either prevent or manage future occurrences. It examined library disasters in Egypt, Philippines, Nepal, Jamaica, Nigeria and Malawi among others. The paper observed that the initial response of the affected libraries to these disasters was poor. It therefore advocated for the need for disaster plan and preparedness among libraries and librarians in developing countries. It further suggested the following as the way forward – conduct of risk assessment, formulation of disaster plan and policies, mitigation, quick response to disaster and workable recovery plan among others. As a result of this research, it was concluded that disasters would be prevented and better managed in libraries if these precautions and recommendations are implemented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2023 13:29
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023 13:29

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