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Title: Natural Disaster and Modalities for Preserving Information Resources in Library Archives and Information Centres in Africa
Authors: Adio, Gboyega
Thomas, Ogunmodede
Keywords: Information
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Stirling -Horden Publishers Ltd,Gaa of Building ,110-112 Oyo State Orogun,off University of Ibadan Second Gate ,Ibadan,Oyo State
Abstract: Information from available data shows that disaster occurs in the form of earthquakes,landslides, heat-Wave,droughts,cyclones,hurricanes ,floods and volcanoes.Between 2000 and 2008,an average of 50,184 people were killed every year by earthquakes,while floods displaced an average of 99 million people a year.The urban disaster in lran in 2003 left damage totalling US$500M,the South Asian Tsunami of 2004 affected seven countries including African and killed 226,408 people as reported by the World Disaster Emergency Committee. It also reported that about 950 million people who lived in urban slums worldwide catastrophic tendencies of natural disaster in the next ten years.These are the catastrophic Tendencies of Natural Disaster. It costs colossal loss ,irreparable damage to human lives and the environment.It is,therefore,pertinent to preserve information resources for national development,discussion making and national heritage during disasters by taking preventive measures,Disasters planning,contingency planning,write a blue print, specifying all programmes and actions ,and resources mobilizations to prevent Disasters from happening, it is also important to ascertain that regular checks of information centre buildings are carried out appropriately and the fitted equipment be maintained ,and the personnel be well -trained to handle disaster when it occurs.
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/1282
ISSN: 978-978-032-519-0
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