The Australian state of Victoria suffered devastating bushfires in January and February 2009. On 7th February, ‘Black Saturday’, 173 people were killed.
Below are some links which hopefully bring together some resources for a study on this disaster, how it effected library services, and how the services have been rebuilt.
ALIA – Disaster Recovery page, includes links to documents and websites relevant to the 2009 bushfires http://www.alia.org.au/disasterrecovery/
Report : ALIA Disaster Recover Project / Jane Grace, ALIA & Yarra Plenty regional Library, July 2009, http://www.alia.org.au/disasterrecovery/ALIADRPReport19July09.pdf
An early Christmas gift to help rebuild with books / Sue McKerracher, INCITE Letters, pg 6, ALIA, December 2009, http://archive.alia.org.au/incite/2009/v30.12.pdf
Bushfire response / ALIA Schools Newsletter, ALIAnet, March/April 2009, http://alianet.alia.org.au/groups/aliaschools/newsletters/2009.03.html
Rebuilding with books / Sue McKerracher (ALIA), Blue Shield, (from INSITE magazine, Museums Australia), http://www.blueshieldaustralia.org.au/documents/articles/Insite.page9.pdf
School Library Association of Victoria Blog – http://slav.global2.vic.edu.au/tag/victorian-bushfires/
Library industry unites for disaster recovery / Bookseller and Publisher, Thorpe-Bowker’s Australian Library News, Issue 362, February 2009, http://www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au/files/ALN260209.pdf
ICT industry unites to provide bushfire victims with new PCs, services / Andrew Hendry, Australian Computer Society, 13.02.2009, https://www.acs.org.au/media/docs/mcli/ARN130209.pdf
Blue Shield Australia – http://www.blueshieldaustralia.org.au/
Looking for Blue Shield Australia? / Collections Council Australia – – http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/blue+shield+australia.aspx
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