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A Study on the Present Condition and Countermeasure Plan for the Disaster Protection in Public Library of Korea

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2006, 40(4), pp.85-110
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Pook Kim 1

1전북대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Recently, there have been a number of news reports on natural disasters, like earthquakes, typhoons, floods and tsunami, all over the world. Korea does not seem to be safe from such disasters or terror threats. As places with high numbers of visitors, libraries need to take preventive measures to be prepared for such disasters and threats. This paper analyzes the current status of emergency measures adopted by 75 public libraries in Seoul, Daejeon and Jeonbuk in Korea. For each library surveyed, the causes of and ways to recover from disasters were reviewed and detailed analyses were carried out in four areas: Implementation of preventive measures, disaster management and equipment, status of human resources and assignment of people to disaster recovery, safety courses offered to library users and training methods. In addition, each area was analyzed in regard to possible solutions and ideas for improvement, as well as suggestions to upgrade disaster recovery systems in the future.

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