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Libraries in disasters: Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Egyptian revolution

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In January 2011 anti-government protests erupted across Egypt, some of which turned violent. While the focal point was Tahrir Square in Cairo, protests and civil unrest was seen in all major cities...
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Social Media Systems in Times of Disaster: Users Becoming Participants User Experience Magazine

Social Media Systems in Times of Disaster: Users Becoming Participants User Experience Magazine | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
User Experience features significant and unique articles dealing with the broad field of user experience.
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NCompass Live: Emergency Preparedness for Public Libraries

Recorded on Jan. 5, 1011. NCompass Live - http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/ Disaster preparedness and recovery, bioterrorism, chemical emergencies, ...
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University Libraries conducts hands-on salvage training

The University of Minnesota Libraries provided its staff with a day and a half workshop on preserving its special collections following a possible natural disaster. The workshop included a...
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Public Libraries and First Responders: Partners in Emergency Response

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region works with public libraries and first responders to ensure that emergency information nee...
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A Library Writer's Blog: IFLA IT Section - Call for Papers on Disaster Planning and Recovery for Digital Libraries

Theme: Continuity in the face of digital disasters: Disaster planning and recovery for digital libraries. While much ... Solutions for promoting collaborative services to enable digital library continuity.

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Should books be a part of emergency relief efforts?

Should books be a part of emergency relief efforts? | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
A petition titled The Urgency of Reading states that reading and writing are 'essential to healing and reconstruction' after disasters, and the document has been signed by more than 100 writers, literary groups and others.

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Libraries, Coffee Shops, and Natural Disasters » Citings and Sightings

Libraries, Coffee Shops, and Natural Disasters » Citings and Sightings | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
In researching one such disaster, the 1995 Chicago heat wave, Klinenberg found that the residents of neighborhoods with more social infrastructure—like libraries and coffee shops—fared much better during the heat.
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Roles for Libraries and Librarians in Disasters - New Jersey State ...

Roles for Libraries and Librarians in Disasters - New Jersey State ... | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland at College Park are pleased to announce the re-launch of www.lib2gov.org, an online e-government ...
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Libraries, Telecenters & Earthquakes; Disaster Recovery in Chile

Assistant research professor Maria Garrido and PhD candidate Beth Patin traveled to Chile one year after the massive earthquake. Their purpose was to examine...
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This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A... - Business Insider

This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A... - Business Insider | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
Look out, Texas.
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Library Lifeline: The Ideas Box from Libraries Without Borders | Editorial

Library Lifeline: The Ideas Box from Libraries Without Borders | Editorial | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
The new Ideas Box from Libraries Without Borders/ Bibliothèques Sans Frontières is fun, smart, and inspiring. The comprehensive vision behind it and the resulting design hold lessons for anyone interested in library outreach. It takes a significant step forward in framing an ideal outpost library that can reach into the gap as an element of humanitarian aid in the wake of a disaster when basic services and cultural institutions are unavailable or inactive.
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Discussion topic: the role of libraries in disasters

Discussion topic: the role of libraries in disasters | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
Libraries exist all over the world. This means that they are subject to the types of events that happen all over the world. We promote the idea of the library as a safe place of learning and discov...
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Contagious Disease Surveillance | Virus Awareness | Ebola Map | HealthMap

Contagious Disease Surveillance | Virus Awareness | Ebola Map | HealthMap | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
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Mobile Libraries Help Haitians Overcome Major Earthquake · Global Voices

Mobile Libraries Help Haitians Overcome Major Earthquake · Global Voices | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
Mobile libraries are helping Haitians overcome the devastating 2010 earthquake, providing intellectual resources, entertainment and assisting in essential matters such as health.

Via Winifred Flint
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Vanuatu asks the world: please send books! - Christian Science Monitor

Vanuatu asks the world: please send books! - Christian Science Monitor | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
When a disaster strikes, books can be a critical part of emergency relief.
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Libraries in disasters: the role of IFLA

Libraries in disasters: the role of IFLA | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
For this topic we're hosting a guest post from long time ILN supporter Loida Garcia-Febo. Loida has an impressive resume: she is a Member of the IFLA Governing Board, Chair of the ALA International...

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After a storm, some seek shelter in library stacks - Press of Atlantic City

After a storm, some seek shelter in library stacks - Press of Atlantic City | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
Just a few hours before a snowstorm was forecasted to barrel into South Jersey on Monday, Janet Arabia, of Linwood, was getting prepared.
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Storm Damage at NYU Library Offers Lessons for Disaster Planning in the Stacks

Storm Damage at NYU Library Offers Lessons for Disaster Planning in the Stacks | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
In an era of supersize disasters like Hurricane Sandy, academic libraries need to be ready for more than just burst-pipe scenarios.

Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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Webinar: Libraries in Disasters - National Network of Libraries of ...

Our topic will focus on libraries as community resources in the context of disasters and emergencies. The American Library Association, the National Library of Medicine, and other organizations within the library community ...
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Research on libraries and disasters presented at American Library ...

Research on libraries and disasters presented at American Library ... | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
TASCHA research on the role of public libraries and telecenters during a disaster was presented on June 23 at the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) conference as part of the panel, “Expecting the Unexpected: ...
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NSLA Disaster Preparedness Seminar Session 3.2 - Impact on Collections: Louise Denoon.mp4

The Queensland floods and Christchurch earthquakes of January and February 2011 affected the lives of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders. Libraries ...
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Libraries in disasters: Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Egyptian revolution

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In January 2011 anti-government protests erupted across Egypt, some of which turned violent. While the focal point was Tahrir Square in Cairo, protests and civil unrest was seen in all major cities...
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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola - NPR (blog)

In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola - NPR (blog) | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.
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Libraries in disasters: Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Egyptian revolution

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In January 2011 anti-government protests erupted across Egypt, some of which turned violent. While the focal point was Tahrir Square in Cairo, protests and civil unrest was seen in all major cities...
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Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters | Libraries in Disasters | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.

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