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Call for Papers: Censorship and Heritage Collections

Libraries and cultural heritage institutions have long been targets of – and active participants in – the censorship of historic material. Evidence of censorship can be seen in many global collections, including physical defacement or redaction, as well as the creation of segregated collections with restricted access. The… Read More

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  • 01 March 2024

IFLA PRESCONS Webinar on Bookbinding Practices

This webinar aims to promote the discussion of these topics by presenting the results of a questionnaire launched by IFLA's Preservation and Conservation (PRESCONS) Section and with contributions from various professionals from around the world. Topic: Binding as conservation: practices, evolution, and challenges for the future Read More

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  • 16 February 2024

Division F Webinar Series: Libraries of the Future (Session Two)

The webinar series is for those with an interest in the works of professional sections that are organized under Division F. Representatives from each section will deliver a short presentation about the future libraries look like in their areas. Two identical sessions are scheduled as below: Date and time: May… Read More

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  • 10 June 2023

Webinar Series: Libraries of the Future

The webinar series is for those with an interest in the works of professional sections that are organized under Division F. Representatives from each section will deliver a short presentation about the future libraries look like in their areas. Read More

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  • 10 June 2023

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved with the Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC)? Here’s how: Explore our projects page – contact the project organiser or Section ChairProvide a translation for one of our resources – contact our Information CoordinatorLearn how to become a Standing Committee… Read More

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  • 01 January 2023

IFLA Rare Book and Special Collections Section launches global survey

The IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC) would like to investigate what standards, norms, practices, laws, Return On Investment (ROI) studies, and research exist around the world to measure the different values of Special Collections, and identify the gaps where such information does not exist, with a view to draft and publish a report that can be a guide to cultural heritage institutions to formulate the questions to ask if they want to measure the value of their Special Collections as a tool for advocacy.  Read More

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  • 09 August 2022