Hoarding is not collection development

Before Disaster Strikes

Before Disaster Strikes: Developing an Emergency Procedures Manual
Gaebel
1996

Submitter: Now, in our academic library, we have equipment in-house to use all of the media types that are still in the collection. (Yes, we even have a laser disc player), but I have yet to find the computer that still has a floppy drive. I’ll be sure to ask someone!

The actual information in the manual is likely still quite useful, but the contents list makes me cringe. There’s some media migration that needs to happen here…

Holly: Do you mean floppy disc like those giant original ones, or the 3″ ones from a few years ago? My library actually still has a USB floppy disk reader for use on our public computers, although it is rarely used. Even so, there are current materials on this subject that supersede this.  We’ve also learned a lot in this country from various disasters we have endured, and those lessons are not included here. Weed and replace!

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