Join Madonna University Library as We Celebrate Preservation Week!

Madonna University is celebrating Preservation Week in April with these great programs!

Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures Webinar
Presented by the American Library Association
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM       Room 2301
Accidents and disasters happen. When one does are you prepared? Are your family treasures stored safely in your home or elsewhere? How do you save your photos when they’ve been submerged in flood water? What do you do if your books smell mildewy? What if your basement floods or worse? Attend this session to learn answers to these questions and more. Kraft will provide tips and tools for checking out possible hazards around the house, dealing with mold and salvaging keepsakes, documenting damage for insurance purposes, and keeping your family safe.

Book Repair Tips and Tricks
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (30 minute sessions)     Library
A personal library is an investment that should last a lifetime—but sometimes life and books don’t mix well. From a child’s overeager hands, to your favorite book being read a few too many times, your treasured tomes may see some damage over the years. Come and see a demonstration of common book repairs, as well as the tools and materials needed. Bring your own damaged books for guidance and repair, as well as any other preservation questions you have.

Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories Webinar
Presented by the American Library Association Thursday, April 28, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM      Room 2301
Digital photos, electronic documents, and other new media are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. As new technologies appear for creating and saving our personal digital information, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital memories safe.

Registration is required for all events.
Please contact Katie Greer at 734-432-5702 or

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Pass It On: Celebrate Preservation Week April 24–30, 2011

Some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.

The American Library Association encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

More information about Preservation Week can be found at ALA’s website.

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The Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a statewide 501(c)(3) organization composed of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and preservation networks that was founded in October 1988 with the support of the Michigan Humanities Council. The purpose is to promote the protection and preservation of Michigan’s cultural and humanities resources for the enjoyment, education and benefit of present and future generations. Cultural resources include archival materials, records, objects, artifacts of every day life, historic sites, buildings and landscapes held privately or publicly or collected by libraries, archives and museums.

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