Leipzig sets up rapid-reaction library force - The Local | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"It took three years of careful planning, but German librarians have – very neatly – signed a pact to race to each other's aid in the event of a book-related disaster.

he rapid-reaction library force will leap into action in the case of anything from flood to fire, while specialist training may be obtained from Leipzig’s fire services."

"The agreement was signed by 15 archives and libraries from the eastern German city, including the Saxon State Archive and the Leipzig university library. Leipzig zoo library reportedly weighed in at the last minute to sign."

Via Doug Mirams