Kahn, Miriam

Protecting your library's digital sources : the essential guide to planning and preservation / Miriam B. Kahn. - Chicago : American Library Association, 2004. - xiii, 104 pages ; 28 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-99) and index.

Preventing common causes of loss -- Planning for the worst : loss of computer operations -- Basic considerations in disaster response planning -- Disaster response planning -- Disaster response : when everything goes wrong -- Disaster response planning for hardware and physical storage media -- Protecting data for long-term retention -- Decision-making for today and tomorrow -- The future : organizations involved with the study of the preservation of electronic records -- Checklists.

Looks at the prevention of loss, the restoration of data or digital materials, and planning for long-term access to these materials. The last chapter provides 29 different checklists to help digital project managers and information technology specialists formulate a disaster response plan and consider a variety of issues in planning for the long life of their projects.

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Library buildings--Safety measures.
Archives--Safety measures.
Library information networks--Security measures.
Electronic records--Conservation and restoration.
Emergency management--Planning.
Computer security.
Data protection.
Electronic data processing--Backup processing alternatives.

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