The REALM Project publishes a “Public Health Crisis Management Handbook for Archives, Libraries and Museums”

Of OCLC/REALM Project:

The KINGDOM Public Health Crisis Management Handbook for Archives, Libraries and Museums offers a set of guiding processes, resources and tools to help cultural heritage institutions plan for, navigate through and recover from a significant public health emergency. This resource can help archive, library or museum staff who are part of a crisis management or communications planning team.

This booklet, available online and as downloadable PDF documentcovers the following topics:

  • Crisis management—Provides starting points for crisis management and communications planning
  • Facilities and Operations—Provides considerations for determining decision-making processes around collections management, space layout, building systems, and security protocols
  • Crisis decision making and risk management—Examines risk assessment, information gathering and decision making in times of uncertainty
  • Resource networks—Sharing strategies for identifying partners and maintaining collaborative relationships, including a tool to visualize an institution’s potential partners during a crisis
  • Resources for more information—Provides all the resources used to develop the playbook, plus additional materials that can be used in developing a public health crisis management plan

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant and frequent speaker based in the Washington DC metro area. He received his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards, including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program Alumnus of the Year. From 2006 to 2009, he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy that supports enterprise product and business model teams with just-in-time fact finding and insight.

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