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We Had a Fire: Tips for a Hot Mess and “Water” We Do Now?

Corby, Margaret and Devlin, Marjorie and Gates, Renee and Turvey-Welch, Michelle (2019) We Had a Fire: Tips for a Hot Mess and “Water” We Do Now? In: ELUNA 2019 Annual Meeting, April 29-May 3, 2019, Atlanta, GA.

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On May 22, 2018, Kansas State University Libraries experienced a fire that resulted in major smoke and water damage. The campus computing center was located in the basement of the library and also sustained major water damage rendering campus services unavailable. In the days following, it quickly became apparent that the materials in the main library would be temporarily unavailable. As the summer moved forward, the disaster scope grew, and the timeframe changed to unavailable for several years. This presentation will look at how the Libraries quickly modified their services to reflect the new reality. Topics covered will include:

Changes made to location and library displays
Creation of a satellite library for service continuity
Modifications made on the handling of requests
Handling of renewals
Modifications of links to emphasize Interlibrary Loan
Access to electronic resources without campus authentication
Other useful tips should you need to modify Alma and Primo in a hurry

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Event Title:ELUNA 2019 Annual Meeting
Subjects:General Topics
Divisions:ELUNA Conference Proceedings
ID Code:1841
Deposited By: Eluna Programs
Deposited On:07 Jun 2019 00:08
Last Modified:07 Jun 2019 00:08

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