IN CASE OF POWER FAILURE
the power failure is prolonged
or of short duration, turn off power switches on computer equipment as
a precaution against a power surge when electricity is returned.
IN CASE OF FIRE
the event of a major fire, follow instructions given in the section on FIRE.
If computer equipment can be saved without danger to personnel, the Disaster
Team may take steps to ensure the removal of these items from the building
according to established priorities.
IN CASE OF ELECTRICAL STORM
is recommended that during strong electrical storms, computer equipment be
turned off and electrical plugs
be removed from wall sockets.
COMPUTER SYSTEMS INVENTORY
A listing of computer equipment currently installed in the Law Library is maintained by the College of Law Information Technology Department.
It should be noted that policies for replacement of software destroyed by fire or other disaster vary from vendor to vendor throughout the industry. Some vendors will replace software and documentation for a nominal fee or upgrade price. In these cases, proof of loss through a police report or insurance form may be required. Other vendors will charge full retail price for replacement. It is, therefore, recommended that all software master disks be stored in a safe, fireproof location, preferably away from the work area where they are used.
Disaster assistance may be offered by OCLC through its Disaster Relief Program.
This assistance can be arranged by contacting AMIGOS at (800) 843-8482, or
OCLC at (800) 848-5878. Basic recovery of OCLC system equipment is offered,
and consideration will be given to discounted online activities if the Library
needs to rebuild its database. Software and documentation destroyed will also
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