Museum Archive and Library Security

“Technical Notebook: Security Metal Detection Systems.” SECURITY MANAGEMENT, Vol. 21, No. 3 (July 1977), pp. 61–66. PART 3: ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY SECURITY Brand, M. “Security of Academic Library Buildings.” LIBRARY AND ARCHIVAL SECURITY, ...


Author: Lawrence J. Fennelly

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483221038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 906

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Museum, Archive, and Library Security provides an introduction to the security programs of museums and other park facilities. This book discusses the mechanism that provides for the protection of information, collections, equipment, personnel, and physical facilities of museums. Organized into seven parts encompassing 30 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the security programs of the National Park Service. This text then examines the quality of security personnel and its proper training, as well as its most efficient utilization and allocation. Other chapters consider the standard instruction in how to implement new security procedures by staff members. This book discusses as well the significance of good security for the protection of fine arts of any nature. The final chapter deals with global concern on the prevention, protection, import, or export of cultural property. This book is a valuable resource for security directors, archivists, curators, maintenance personnel, historic preservation specialists, and librarians.

Management of Library and Archival Security

John E. Hunter, “Introduction to Museum Security,” in Museum, Archive, and Library Security, by Lawrence J. Fennelly (Boston, MA: Butterworths, 1983), pp. 3-4. 2. Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Protecting Your Collections: A Manual of Archi— ...


Author: Robert K O'Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317948544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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Providing a substantive approach to the issue, Management of Library and Archival Security: From the Outside Looking In gives librarians and collection directors practical and helpful suggestions for developing policies and procedures to minimize theft. In addition, this text prepares you to deal with the aftermath of a robbery or natural disaster that destroys priceless materials. Through expert opinions and advice, Management of Library and Archival Security will teach you how to protect and secure invaluable collections and the finances invested in them. In addition, Management of Library and Archival Security offers numerous suggestions for preserving collections from environmental hazards and natural disasters. Contributors discuss several possible scenarios leading to the loss or destruction of library or archive materials and offer numerous measures of protection, including: implementing timely inventory standards, using approved marketing practices, keeping good user records, and having knowledge of insurance coverage making a recovery plan that deals with the impact of a theft and how it may affect staff and the actual workings of a department or archive knowing who to contact after a theft, such as local enforcement agencies, federal officials, and listing the theft on the Library Security Officer Listserv (LSO) to alert local and national libraries and collectors to the crime incorporating internal audits in a university setting to prevent crime and ensure accounting and administration controls are effective and efficient instituting a preservation program for collections, which includes temperature control of the indoor environment, studying the building design for weaknesses or potential dangers, reformatting deteriorating materials, and limiting the handling of materials making plans for the aftermath of a disaster, such as creating methods for risk assessment, developing collection priorities, and making rehabilitation policies for materials The chapters in Management of Library and Archival Security offer unique insight from a former F.B.I. agent with extensive experience in library thefts, a preservation specialist, and an archivist with extensive conservation experience in order to provide you with all of the information you need to safeguard library and archive collections against theft, environmental conditions, natural disasters, and resultant financial loss.

The Museum

Most major museums have established collections security programs to prevent losses to irreplaceable collections. In Museum, Archive, and Library Security (1983), Lawrence J. Fennelly presents the most comprehensive survey of museum ...


Author: Michael Steven Shapiro

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313236860

Category: Art

Page: 385

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"[A]s the only historiographic reference source available for museum bibliography this book fills a large gap in the literature and should be purchased by all libraries." Choice

Museum Basics

Fennelly , L. J. , Museum , Archive and Library Security ( London , 1983 ) . ISBN 0 409 95058 0 . Hoare , N. , Security for Museums ( Committee of Area Museum Councils / Museums Association UK , 1990 ) . Menkes , D. ( ed . ) ...


Author: Timothy Ambrose

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415057701

Category: Reference

Page: 319

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Drawing from a wide range of experience, the authors propose the simple ideas which should underpin all professional museum training courses. Organised on a modular basis Museum Basics provides a basic guide to `best practice' in every aspect of museum work, from museum organisation, through collections management and conservation, to marketing and security. It is designed for training courses, to be supplemented by case studies, project work and group discussion.

Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book Manuscript and Special Collection Libraries

Columbia Daily Tribune, 22 April 1995. http://archive. htm (accessed 2010). ———. ... Security in Museums, Archives and Libraries. London: Resource, 2003. Council for the Prevention ofArt ...


Author: Everett C. Wilkie

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 9780838985922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Museum Librarianship 2d ed

Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning. Nashville, Tenn. ... Security. Buchanan, Sally. Disaster Planning: Preparedness and Recovery for Libraries and Archives. ... Fennelly, Lawrence J. Museum, Archive, and Library Security.


Author: Esther Green Bierbaum

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786408672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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In this second edition to Museum Librarianship, the author offers guidance in planning and providing information services in a museum--beginning or revitalizing the library; collection development and the bibliographic process; technical services; administration; space and equipment requirements; fundamental services; extended information services; and the information partnership between museums and their libraries. The Internet and other electronic resources are fully covered. The focus of this new edition has shifted slightly from mainly dealing with the start-up aspects to an emphasis on the goals of library and information services in a museum, and the processes through which such services can be achieved. The author's underlying goal is to help enhance and enrich the encounter of the museum-goer with enduring objects, in a time when we all seem to be assailed on every side by random noise and flickering image.

Historic House Museums

Museum, Library and Archival Security. Suggested Guidelines in Museum Security. Arlington, Va.: American Society for Industrial Security, 1990. Babcock, Phillip. "Ready for the Worst." Museum News 69, no. 3 (1990): 50-54.


Author: Sherry Butcher-Younghans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355505

Category: Business & Economics


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Historic house museums can be found in nearly every city in the United States and Canada. These are the homes of the earliest settlers, statesmen, frontiersmen, great writers, artists, architects, and industrial magnates. These are the places, carefully saved and preserved, that represent a cultural heritage. Despite their popularity, it is not uncommon to find museums that are in poor repair, their collections neglected and their staffs grossly overworked. Many are run by well-meaning and hard-working volunteers who have little or no professional training. Often they survive on shoestring budgets and are able to present only limited programs. Serving both as a hands-on guide and reference, this book examines these problems, offering practical advice and solutions which can be easily implemented. Its useful "lessons" include governance, where to find help, care of collections, conservation, security, and interpretation--all designed to increase the professionalism of the historic house museum.

Museum Security and Protection

The staff of developing museums or cultural institutions require more initial support and resources from their own nations and from professionals. ... Fennelly, Lawrence, Museum, Archive, and Library Security, Butterworth, Boston, ...


Author: Robert Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134904723

Category: Art

Page: 336

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The ICMS Handbook is acknowledged as the international standard text for basic security procedures. It was first published as A Basic Guide to Museum Security, and is now fully revised, enlarged and updated. The manual covers: general principles security, theft and burglary: security personnel; training; collection management and transport; disaster planning; fire and environmental hazards; checklist of security procedures. It is designed to operate in all conditiones adn sizes of museum, not merely those with elaborate electronic security. It stresses that good basic principles are teh key to effective protection from hazard.

Security and Crime Prevention in Libraries

A handbook, survey and guide for the security of rare books, manuscripts, archives and works of art. Slade Richard Gandert. (Library & Archival Security 4 (1/2) 1982) Museum, Archive and Library Security. Lawrence J Fennelly.


Author: Michael Chaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429793721

Category: Law

Page: 307

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First published in 1992, the purpose of this book is to identify and describe the most important factors that must be considered in making decisions about the optimal ways to provide access to information – in short the best way to use the humans, the machines, and the intangible resources known as information, particularly at the organizational level. In recent years executives have begun to outsource computing and telecommunications functions primarily to control costs. Traditional libraries and information centres have been disbanded in favour of service contracts or outright leasing of staff. Both the private and public sector are examining their information service operations from the point of view of cost effectiveness. Decisions about owning versus leasing of information are being made daily. Decision makers are finding that they must deal differently with funding and budgeting of information systems and libraries than they have in the past. New paradigms for these service functions already exist. Not only have corporations and governments begun to contract out entire information service operations, but libraries themselves have begun to consider the costs, effectiveness, and implications of outsourcing some of their operations and services. This book provides a framework for decision-makers to view and review information services within their organizations. Entire units, components of libraries and information centres are defined and untangled so that the widest variety of organizations can analyse their own environments. Although there is a minimal use of library and computing jargon, a short glossary at the end explains terms for which there is no simple English language substitute. Each chapter is accompanied by comments from a broad range of experts in the information field.