Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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This study examined the types of disasters that occur in university libraries and the extent of application of preventive, technological and coping measures in managing these disasters. The study adopted descriptive survey design and the major instrument for data collection was questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The results showed that university libraries in South East, Nigeria had experienced disasters which resulted in adoption of some preventive measures. It was however found that no significant technological and coping measures were applied in managing disasters in the university libraries. The study recommended that policy framework or disaster plan and comprehensive insurance policy should be in place to safeguard and preserve library resources. Finally, the study recommended that technological systems such as Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing Technology, Satellite Communication network, and fire suppressants should be installed for disaster mitigation in university libraries in South East, Nigeria.