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Book release: Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning

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Facet Publishing has released Technology Disaster Response and Recovery Planning, edited by Mary Mallery. 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 first-hand experience in planning and recovering from disasters.

The book provides advice on such topics as:

  • Seven key steps in risk assessment for digital collections;
  • How to use the time-saving dPlan – the Online Disaster Planning Tool for Cultural and Civic Institutions;
  • Designing fault-tolerant systems in a cloud computing environment;
  • Seven key components of a communications plan;
  • Evaluating free web and social media applications as communication tools during disasters;
  • Seven lessons the University of Iowa took from its 2008 flood; and
  • How cultural institutions in New York and New Jersey responded to Hurricane Sandy.

This book is aimed at electronic resources librarians, digital collections librarians, data management librarians, emerging technology librarians, and library administrators, but it may also be of interest to library students.