Business Continuity Plan for Wilmington Library
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Based on the scenario provided in Week 4, assume your assigned group is assisting the Wilmington Library. Your group's task is to develop a BCP/DRP Project Plan with one of the four disaster scenarios:

  • Group 2 – Manmade Disasters - Hazardous Materials, Building fire, Electrical Outage

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Business Continuity Plan for Wilmington Library
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Introduction
Business continuity plans are the systems that are put in place to ensure that the business
can effectively handle disasters and threats as they present themselves. Disasters always happen
and they are in most cases, in fact all of the incidents are, unexpected. (Olson & Anderson,
2016). In readiness for the disasters, businesses formulate strategies and policies to ensure that
even in the event of disasters they are able to get back to business as soon as possible and also to
ensure that the least amount of loss is experienced. Libraries are among the social institutions
that are visited by many people for various reasons (Sahebjamnia et al., 2015). Disasters are also
very common among them terrorist attacks, collapsing and fires. They, therefore, require
business recovery plans to ensure they still sustain their operations even when disasters strike.
The plan in this paper outlines a business continuity plan for Wilmington Library. The key areas
to be covered are the design of the plan, disaster response and recovery, initiation of the plan, the
scope of the plan, the business management team, the support team and the recovery procedures.
Design of the Plan
Overview
Disasters are inevitable and unpredictable and this is the reason why organizations are
required to have the recovery plans in place. Businesses have been brought to their knees by
disasters that they were never prepared to handle (Torabi et al., 2016). Having the business
continuity plans ensures that disasters are contained as they happen and that organizations are
able to pick up their operations in the soonest time possible after disasters have hit them.
Sustainability is always a concern for businesses; the wish to be in operation for the longest time

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possible. Unfortunately, disasters are there, some are even manmade, and failure to take care of
them will mean the business cannot continue with the operations.
• Purpose
The main purpose of the business continuity plan under discussion is to ensure business
recovery in the event of a disaster. Having a business continuity plan means that a firm can
effectively and adequately address disasters as they happen and before they cause adverse effects
on the business (Wallace & Webber, 2017). The business continuity plan is also meant to ensure
that the Wilmington Library team is aware of the most possible disasters that can strike and the
most appropriate manner to address the same. The business continuity plan will also ensure that
key responsibilities are assigned to different team members so that in the event of a disaster
efforts are pooled together to deal with the unexpected that happens.
• Assumptions
One of the assumptions that the design of the plan has made is that the library has the
right people on board who can effectively take up the key responsibilities and tasks that will be
listed for the successful execution of the plan. The team will be assigned different roles to ensure
that efforts are coordinated in the event of a disaster. The other assumption that will be made is
that communication systems in the library are efficient so that disasters are easily communicated
to the members of the recovery team. The last assumption that the plan will make is that the
library has all the required resources to execute all possible disaster that may strike.
• Development

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The development of the business continuity plan will be done after a careful analysis of
both the internal and the external environment of the...

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