University Archives
ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY DISASTER PLAN




DISASTER PREVENTION

Many diasters are unavoidable, however certain measures can be adopted to avoid or minimize damage.  Through an analysis of the current situation of the Archives and the library,  preventive procedures can be developed.  These policies are vital, due to the risks associated with the geographical location of the Archives, which are situated in the basement of the Leddy Library and close to the Detroit River.

CLIMATESTRUCTURE FIRE PREVENTION AND SECURITY/  STORAGE

1. Climate
2. Structure
3. Fire Prevention and Security
4. Storage To protect materials against water damage, shelving should be installed at least 12'' away from outside walls, 2'' away from inside walls, and bottom shelves should be raised at least 4'' off the floor. To protect materials against water damage, shelving should be installed at least 12'' away from outside walls, 2'' away from inside walls, and bottom shelves should be raised at least 4'' off the floor. 1)Archives & Library Disaster Plan

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