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UNESCO and IFLA: Celebrating 75 Years of Partnership

On 20-22 May 1947, IFLA’s first council meeting following the end of the Second World War was held in Oslo, Norway. It was here that IFLA signed an agreement to cooperate with the newly formed United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Read More

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  • 19 May 2022

Available Now! The 2nd Edition of the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation

To enable the enduring preservation of and access to documentary cultural heritage, including in digital form, in line with the UNESCO 2015 Recommendation, steps must be taken to preserve digitised and born-digital materials. The volume of digital information is almost incalculable, and continues to grow, which presents a significant challenge. Read More

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  • 22 September 2021

Executive Guide on Digital Preservation released

UNESCO PERSIST and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) have collaborated to produce the UNESCO/DPC Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, an online resource for raising awareness of the importance of digital preservation, leading to action to preserve digital assets, including digital documentary heritage, in an institution, organization or government. Read More

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  • 21 May 2019
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IFLA submission for upcoming UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

Next year, 2019, will mark as the 10th anniversary of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. To celebrate, the current Special Rapporteur – Karima Bennoune – has decided to devote her next thematic report to taking stock of the impact of the work of the cultural rights remit, inviting relevant actors to send contributions to inform her study. Read More

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  • 07 November 2018
  • By: anonymous


The 2nd Edition of the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-Term Preservation is available now! You can Download the Guidelines from our Repository in English, Spanish, and Arabic, with thanks to UNESCO for supporting translations. The PERSIST Content Task Force, under the Preservation… Read More

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  • 24 November 2016

PERSIST workshop on digital preservation strategies at ICA Conference

From 11 to 15 October 2014, the International Council on Archives (ICA) will hold its Annual Conference in Girona. The PERSIST project organises a workshop on digital preservation strategies as part of the activities of its technology task force. Microsoft Research, KO gmbh and the National Archives of… Read More

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  • 26 November 2014
  • By: anonymous