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IFLA Condemns the Destruction of the Library of the Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela

IFLA has responded with sadness to the destruction of the Central Library of the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, and calls on the Venezuelan government and others to do more to protect libraries.

5 Juni 2020 | Latin America and the Caribbean, Cultural heritage, Disaster relief, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), destruction of heritage

Librarians Have Spoken! Over 750 Responses to the Public Library Manifesto Survey Received

A survey collecting feedback and suggestions on the Public Library Manifesto was circulated earlier this year. We are happy to announce that we have received over 750 responses from librarians around the world!

4 Juni 2020 | Public Libraries, Access to information, Advocacy, Libraries for development, Library as place, Library outreach

IFLA Responds to UN Consultation on Cultural Rights and Climate Change

The UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights invited stakeholders, including IFLA, to provide input for a report on the threat of climate change to culture, heritage and cultural rights.

6 Mai 2020 | Preservation and Conservation, Access to information, Capacity building, Change management, Conservation, Copyright, Cultural heritage, Digital divide, Digitisation, Human rights, Peace, Policy, Preservation, Risk assessment, Risk Register

In Times of Trouble, Read! Eight Things to Do on World Book Day!

World Book Day 2020 would have been a special event anyway, marking 25 years since the first celebration in 1995. But this year’s celebration will be particularly special. We look both at how libraries help meet the goals of this year's celebration - combatting isolation and loneliness - and offer eight ways you can celebrate!

23 April 2020 | Literacy and Reading, Literacy, Reading, UNESCO

Place Culture at the Heart of the Response to COVID-19 argues new statement signed by IFLA

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined how much so many of us rely on culture for strength and comfort at difficult times. With the right support from government, it can not only contribute now, but also make for a stronger recovery for all, as argued in a new statement from the #Culture2030Goal campaign.

20 April 2020

Assess Progress on Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage

IFLA has created this checklist to help with the challenges of implementing the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation. This Checklist will help you self-assess the different policies and practices of national governments and institutions and identify where more support is needed.

19 März 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Advocacy, Best practices, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Policy, Preservation

Memory Institutions from Arab Region Trained on Collection Management and Documentation Techniques

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Qatar National Library, as the IFLA Regional Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center for Arab countries and the Middle East, jointly organized a four-day capacity building course to support documentary heritage institutions in the Arab region.

11 März 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digital humanities, Digitisation, Library collections, Lifelong learning, Meetings, Preservation, Jordan

IFLA Represented at the UNESCO International Consultation on the Safeguarding, Accessibility and Promotion of Ancient Manuscripts from the Sahel

Mr. Norbert Tangmo, director of the IFLA Regional PAC Centre in Cameroon represented IFLA at this sub-regional meeting. He highlighted the IFLA PAC Programme, and spoke to the activities that his centre intends to carry out for preservation and conservation in French-speaking Africa.

10 März 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Meetings, Networking, Preservation, Rare books and manuscripts, Mali

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