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Title: Disaster Preparedness in Academic Libraries: The Case of the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Ahenkorah-Marfo, Michael
Borteye, Edward Mensah
Keywords: Disaster prevention
Disaster management
Disaster control
Academic Libraries
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Informaworld,
Citation: Library & Archival Security, Volume 23 Issue 2, July 2010.
Abstract: This paper examined the preparedness and awareness of staff of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Main Library to prevent, fight and manage disasters. Questionnaire, interview and personal observation were used for the collection of data. Data collected were analyzed using SPSS software. Fifty respondents were selected from the junior staff, senior staff and senior member categories of the KNUST Main Library for the study. The University Librarian was also interviewed to find out management perspective on the subject. It was revealed from the study that the Library is not very prepared to prevent, fight and manage disasters. This comes as a result of inadequate training for members of staff. Provision of a clearly marked emergency exit, training for staff members and notices showing how members of staff should react and where to go are some of the recommendations made.
Description: This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Informaworld . The definitive version was published in Library & Archival Security, Volume 23 Issue 2, July 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/150
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