Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Libraries--PDF e-book

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2012
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The Guide to Security Considerations and Practices for Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Libraries is the first such book intended specifically to address security in special collection libraries. Containing nineteen chapters, the book covers such topics as background checks, reading room and general building design, technical processing, characteristics and methods of thieves, materials recovery after a theft, and security systems. While other topics are touched upon, the key focus of this volume is on the prevention of theft of rare materials. The work is supplemented by several appendices, one of which gives brief biographies of recent thieves and another of which publishes Allen’s important Blumberg Survey, which she undertook after that thief’s conviction. The text is supported by illustrations, a detailed index, and an extensive bibliography.

The work, compiled and edited by Everett C. Wilkie, Jr., contains contributions from Anne Marie Lane, Jeffrey Marshall, Alvan Bregman, Margaret Tenney, Elaine Shiner, Richard W. Oram, Ann Hartley, Susan M. Allen, and Daniel J. Slive, all members of the ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) and experts in rare materials and the security of these materials within special collections.

This work is essential reading for all those concerned with special collection security, from general library administrators to rare book librarians.

Preface

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


Introduction

 

Anne Marie Lane


Why Security?

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


ADMINISTRATIVE CONCERNS
CH1: General Considerations

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH2: Background Checks

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. (with Margaret Tufts Tenney)


PHYSICAL SECURITY
CH3: General Building Considerations

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH4: Reading Room Design for Security

 

 

Jeffrey D. Marshall


CH5: Access Control Systems

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH6: Burglar Alarm Systems

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH7: Closed Circuit Television Systems

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH8: Special Circumstances

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH9: Security Guards

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


PROCEDURES
CH10: Special Collections Reading Rooms

 

 

Alvan Bregman and Margaret Tufts Tenney


CH11: Audit Trails

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH12: Security and Technical Processing

 

 

Elaine Shiner


CH13: Marking Rare Book and Manuscript Materials

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH14: Weighing Materials in Rare Book and Manuscript Libraries to Prevent Theft

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


THIEVES AND THEFTS
CH15: Thieves: Who and Why

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH16: Legerdemain: How Did They Do That?

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH17: Dealing with a Theft: Before and During

 

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.


CH18: Bringing It All Back Home: Recovery of Stolen Special Collections Materials

 

 

Richard W. Oram and Ann Hartley


APPENDICES
Appendix I–Blumberg Survey

 

 

Susan M. Allen, Nicole Davis, Kelly Jensen, and Laurel Rozema


Appendix II–Who's Who

 

 

Daniel J. Slive


Appendix III–Guidelines
ACRL Guidelines Regarding Security and Theft in Special Collections
ACRL Guidelines on the Selection and Transfer of Materials from General Collections to Special Collections (Third edition)
MAGERT Map Collection Security Guidelines

SOURCES CONSULTED
CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX

 

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr.

Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. is a former Chair of the ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Security Committee and an independent scholar. He received his PhD and ML from the University of South Carolina. He is the co-author of The French Image of America: A Chronological and Subject Bibliography of French Books Printed before 1816 Relating to the British North American Colonies and the United States, among other volumes, and has published numerous articles and other writings in the field of Americana bibliography and history and special collections.

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