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EBSCO Provides Disaster Recovery Resources to Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes, Earthquakes

EBSCO is providing libraries affected by the recent hurricanes and the Mexican earthquake with access Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center and, for states that do not already have access, Home Improvement Reference Center.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center is a database used by corporations and government agencies. Our product management team mapped the content to highlight information related to cleaning up after floods, child protection following natural disasters, water quality management following floods, food safety following natural disasters and preparing for the next disaster for individuals and communities looking to recover. They also pulled together information related to business continuity following a natural disaster, library management following a natural disaster and small business management following a flood for libraries and businesses affected by the hurricanes and their aftermath.

Home Improvement Reference Center

While many public libraries may be familiar with Home Improvement Reference Center, this center is more than just a resource for DIY projects. Our trainers pulled pertinent topics that libraries can highlight for their patrons who may be focused on clean-up and rebuilding including the lowdown on mold, six tips to deal with water damage, how to remove wallboard, installing interior doors and installing wallboard.

  • Louisiana has been provided access to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center.  They will be placing a link to this resource on their website at http://lalibcon.state.lib.la.us/.  Members must log in or authenticate via geo-location into their site.
  • Georgia has been provided with access to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center and Home Improvement Reference Center. They will be placing a link to this resource on their website at https://www.galileo.usg.edu/welcome/. Members must log in with a GALILEO password to access.
  • Texas has been provided access to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center. They will be distributing a link to the database on their Public Library LISTSERV.

Libraries in Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico will receive access to these resources as they come back online.

If your library has been affected by the recent hurricanes, please contact the following EBSCO Sales Representatives to learn how you can add these disaster recovery resources to your collection: