Museum, Archive, and Library Security

Museum, Archive, and Library Security

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Museum, Archive, and Library Security provides an introduction to the security programs of museums and other park facilities. This book discusses the mechanism that provides for the protection of information, collections, equipment, personnel, and physical facilities of museums. Organized into seven parts encompassing 30 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the security programs of the National Park Service. This text then examines the quality of security personnel and its proper training, as well as its most efficient utilization and allocation. Other chapters consider the standard instruction in how to implement new security procedures by staff members. This book discusses as well the significance of good security for the protection of fine arts of any nature. The final chapter deals with global concern on the prevention, protection, import, or export of cultural property. This book is a valuable resource for security directors, archivists, curators, maintenance personnel, historic preservation specialists, and librarians.Aging of electric equipment results in the deterioration of insulation, corrosion, and plain fatigue of the wires and cables. ... They dona#39;t realize the danger of not instituting a preventative maintenance program, which does much more than postpone the payment for a new motor ... Many times, especially in period room settings, we use fixtures of lower than standard 115 volts A.C., such as electrified candles.

Title:Museum, Archive, and Library Security
Author:Lawrence J. Fennelly
Publisher:Butterworth-Heinemann - 2014-05-12


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