Disaster Management in Academic Libraries in Ghana

  • Harry Akussah
  • Venatus Fosu


The article presents the findings of a survey of the management of disasters in academic libraries in Ghana. In the 12 academic libraries surveyed, the findings revealed varying levels of unpreparedness of most academic libraries for disasters in Ghana. The absence of purpose of recovery after disasters, the lack of disaster plans, inadequate human and material capacity to recover after disasters and the lack of conservation units or workshops to restore damaged information materials characterised the academic libraries. Recommendations to rectify the situation are made.

(African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science: 2002 11 (1): 1-16)

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