April 15, 2014

New: IFLA Principles of Engagement in Library-Related Activities in Times of Conflict, Crisis or Disaster

Released yesterday by the International Federation of Library Associations. From the Introduction: At its meeting of 19th August 2011, the IFLA Governing Board set up an Advisory Group to draft Principles of Engagement to be used by IFLA and its members in library-related activities of disaster risk reduction and in times of conflict, crisis or […]

New iOS App from National Library of Medicine: Recovering Library Collections After a Flood

Released earlier this week by the National Library of Medicine. It’s available for free. From the iTunes App Store Web Page Covers basic steps for recovering collections after a water emergency in your library or cultural heritage institution. Material specific instructions are included as well as health and safety links and videos. Learn More/Download App

Missouri: Part of Joplin Library Collection Lost in Tornado

From KMOX, St. Louis: The public library in Joplin escaped damage from a tornado that devastated the city, but the institution still lost thousands of dollars’ worth of items when residents couldn’t locate the books or DVDs they’d checked out or found the items were too badly damaged to be salvaged. Between 1,200 and 1,500 […]