“May Day!” is a well-known distress call. But “MayDay” is also a project to help prevent distress of another kind: Archives, libraries, museums and historic preservation organizations have set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay, an initiative to protect cultural heritage from disasters.
This year, as part of MayDay disaster preparedness, the Library has developed a poster showing “Level of Collections Emergency Scenarios.” The chart is color-coded to denote the relative risk level of the different scenarios.
So stop and take a moment to think about how our cultural heritage can be better protected. And “May” all of your collections forever be at light-yellow levels.