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Share This Page These guidelines identify important issues that collection administrators should address in developing adequate security measures and a strategy for responding to thefts. While directed primarily toward special collections in the U.
Introduction Administrators of special collections must ensure that their materials remain intact and secure from theft and damage.
The security of collections is now especially important since administrators' efforts to increase the use and knowledge of collections in their care can result in a greater public awareness of their value and may increase the risk of theft. Security arrangements may vary from one institution to another and are dependent on staffing, physical setting, and use.
Booksellers also must concern themselves with collection security, since thieves may offer stolen materials to them for sale. Administrators should make every effort to familiarize booksellers with the ways institutions attempt to secure and identify their materials and help them use this knowledge to lessen anyone's chances of profiting from theft.
The appointment of a Library Security Officer LSO and the development of a written security policy can help ensure that all staff are aware of their legal and procedural responsibilities in applying security measures.
The LSO should be appointed by the director, should have primary authority and responsibility to carry out the security program, and should have a thorough knowledge of all repository security needs, particularly those of special collections.
The LSO should not necessarily be conceived of as the general security officer, although he or she may also hold that role. The LSO is the person with principal responsibility for planning and administering a security program, which should include a survey of the collections, reviews of the physical layout of the institution, and training of the institution's staff.
He or she should develop and maintain active working relationships with colleagues and seek the advice and assistance of appropriate personnel, such as institutional administrators, corporate counsel, life safety officers, as well as outside consultants from law enforcement agencies and insurance companies.
In some repositories, the LSO and the special collections administrator may be the same person. Special collections administrators in institutions without another official for whom the role of LSO would be appropriate are encouraged to take on this role and advocate that the institution recognize the importance of this responsibility.
The Security Policy The LSO should develop a written policy on the security of the collections, in consultation with administrators and staff, legal authorities, and other knowledgeable persons.
The policy should include a standard operating procedure on dealing with a theft or other security problems. The security policy should be kept up-to-date with current names and telephone numbers of institutional and law enforcement contacts.
The institution should also review the policy periodically to insure that institutional needs continue to be adequately addressed. The LSO should be involved with the development and implementation of general security measures, as these may affect the security of special collections materials.
The LSO should also be involved with emergency and disaster planning. In large institutions it may be necessary to assemble a Security Planning Group to assist the LSO in identifying problem areas and to recommend solutions. This group, made up of the LSO and other appropriate personnel, will be responsible for developing a security plan to prevent theft and a detailed plan of action to follow when a theft is discovered.
The plan may be a part of the institution's disaster plan or constitute a separate plan.1. What is Employee Theft? Employee theft is defined as any stealing, use or misuse of an employer’s assets without permission.
1 The term employer’s assets are important because it implies that employee theft involves more than just cash. In many industries, there are much more important things than cash that employees can steal from a company.
Guidelines Regarding Security and Theft in Special Collections; its maintenance and security are vital for detecting and recovering thefts. An Overview of Risk and Loss Prevention () Society of American Archivists.
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