@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002555,
	  title     = {Disaster Preparedness for Academic Libraries in Malaysia: An Exploratory Study},
	  author    = {Siti Juryiah Mohd Khalid and  Norazlina Dol},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Academic libraries in Malaysia are still not prepared
for disaster even though several occasions have been reported. The
study sets out to assess the current status of preparedness in disaster
management among Malaysian academic libraries in the State of
Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. To obtain a
base level of knowledge on disaster preparedness of current practices,
a questionnaire was distributed to chief librarians or their assignees in
charge of disaster or emergency preparedness at 40 academic
libraries and 34 responses were received. The study revolved around
the current status of preparedness, on various issues including
existence of disaster preparedness plan among academic libraries in
Malaysia, disaster experiences by the academic libraries, funding,
risk assessment activities and involvement of library staff in disaster
management. Frequency and percentage tables were used in the
analysis of the data collected. Some of the academic libraries under
study have experienced one form of disaster or the other. Most of the
academic libraries do not have a written disaster preparedness plan.
The risk assessments and staff involvement in disaster preparedness
by these libraries were generally adequate.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {3413 - 3419},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002555},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/106},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 106, 2015},