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UNESCO Calls for Continued Support for Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage in Response to COVID-19

UNESCO’s statement, "Turning the threat of COVID-19 into an opportunity for greater support to documentary heritage", co-signed by IFLA, stresses the importance of continued support for preservation and access to documentary heritage.

6 April 2020 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Conservation, Cooperation, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Cultural heritage, Data management, Digital libraries, Digital preservation, Library and information profession, Library collections, Library services, Policy, Preservation

Share Your Thoughts and Ideas on the IFLA/UNESCO/ Public Library Manifesto

The IFLA/ UNESCO Public Library Manifesto has been an important achievement since it was first ratified in 1994. Share your input, feedback and ideas as we review the Manifesto to ensure it remains a relevant tool that reflects the missions of public libraries today.

23 März 2020 | Public Libraries, Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Best practices, Cooperation, Democracy, Development, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Information society, Knowledge management, Libraries for development, Library and information profession, Library and information science education, Library as place, Library collections, Library outreach, Library services, Members, Policy, Social inclusion, Society

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

Qatar National Library Presents Conservation Training Course in the Levant Region

Experts from libraries, cultural institutions and museums from across the Levant participated in a four-day training program on “Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects".

27 Februar 2020 | Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Education and training, Meetings, Preservation

IFLA PAC Centres in Qatar and Russia Continue Cooperation in the Field of Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Conservation specialists participate at the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Practical Conference “Rare Books in the Context of Preservation”  in Moscow. In October 2019, the IFLA Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center in Russia hosted a visitor from the IFLA PAC Centre in Qatar to facilitate exchange of expertise and cooperation between specialists from the two centres.

21 Januar 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Networking, Preservation, Russian Federation

Recording, Researching, Reviving: how the State Library of Queensland is Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages

As the International Year of Indigenous Languages comes to an end, we are happy to share a further example of libraries acting to protect and promote these languages and the communities that speak them. We are grateful to the State Library of Queensland for this contribution.

16 Dezember 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Australia, IYIL 2019, indigenous languages

Supporting Documentary Heritage Preservation in the Arab Region

Group photo of all delegates in the Qatar National Library UNESCO, in partnership with the Qatar National Library (QNL), host of one of IFLA's PAC Centres, organised a regional conference on “Supporting documentary heritage preservation in the Arab region” in Doha, Qatar on 1-2 December.

4 Dezember 2019 | Preservation and Conservation, Advocacy, Capacity building, Conferences, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Policy, Preservation, Qatar

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