Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Plan
This plan relates solely to the protection of library collections.
It is not a part of the UCSD Libraries Emergency Management Plan, which relates solely to the safety of people.
When situations occur which threaten both collections and people, Emergency Management Plan procedures should be followed before the Disaster Recovery Team is contacted.
Disaster Recovery Team (DRT)
The Disaster Recovery Team consists of the Director, 3-4 Team Leaders, and 10-15 Team Members. DRT is prepared to respond to any UCSD Library location, with collection salvage taking over as their primary job responsibility for the duration of the operation. The Preservation Librarian serves as Director of DRT and is responsible for the overall training, coordination and implementation of salvage procedures for UCSD Library materials. She also oversees disaster recovery supplies for all libraries and is responsible for staff awareness of potential disaster situations affecting collections. She is a member of the Library Safety and Security Team (LSST) and coordinates staff training with members of LSST responsible for other aspects of emergency response and disaster training.
DRT has as its chief responsibility the organization of a response to save library collections in the event of a disaster. The Team Leaders assist the Director in mobilization of the team, and are able to assume responsibility and start salvage procedures in the event the Director is not available. DRT members are primarily Social Sciences & Humanities Library staff. In addition, 1-2 members from each branch have been trained in salvage procedures and are available to assist salvage operations at their respective locations.
There is a set of plans outlining collection salvage priorities for each of the UCSD Libraries. A complete set of plans is held by the Assistant University Librarian - Collections and the Preservation Librarian. Each branch also retains their own collection salvage priority plan.
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