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Reflecting Diversity and Building Understanding in Chocó, Colombia

As part of our series of examples of how libraries protect, preserve and promote indigenous languages in the context of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, this contribution from Alejandra Velez, University of Chocó, talks about her library’s work in this area.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, Colombia, International Year of Indigenous Languages, IYIL 2019

Library turns publisher in order to promote indigenous language reading

In a further contribution to our collection of examples of how libraries protect, preserve and promote indigenous lanaguges and the communities that speak them, the below example comes from Trøndelag county library in Norway. We are grategul to Morten Olsen Haugen for the below contribution.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, Norway, International Year of Indigenous Languages, IYIL 2019

Protect, Preserve, Promote: Libraries Celebrate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2019

9 August is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. It provides a great opportunity to highlight the work that libraries are doing to support and promote languages, and the communities that speak them. To celebrate, we share three stories - from Norway, the United States and Colombia.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, IYIL 2019, International Year of Indigenous Languages

Using the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal to Promote Territorial Autonomy

​In the context of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, IFLA is highlighting examples of the different ways in which libraries protect, preserve and promote languages, cultures and communities. We're glad to share an article by Rosa Maldonaldo of the Library of Congress about the Indigenous Law Portal and how this is helping to promote autonomy in Bolivia.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, Bolivia, Law Libraries, access to law

IFLA PAC Centres in Qatar and Russia - Exchange of experience

The IFLA PAC Netowrk has one major goal: to preserve all library and archive materials, published and unpublished, in all formats in accessible form for as long as possible. To ensure this - and to celebrate the Qatar-Russia Year of Culture - the two PAC Centres in Qatar and Moscow met to exchange experience and knowledge.

8 August 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, PAC, Preservation and Conservation, Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation

PAC Centres developing new capacity building efforts

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Centres play a valuable role in IFLA’s work to safeguard cultural heritage. By bringing together experience and expertise from all over the globe, they form a powerful network. The PAC Centres are currently working to strengthen the collaboration further, to the benefit of the whole global library field.

26 Juni 2019 | PAC, Preservation and Conservation, Cultural heritage

Protecting Cultural Property - The Hague Convention and its two Protocols

Last week IFLA attended the International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention hosted by UNESCO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference brought together States representatives, experts, academics and civil society representatives to share achievements and challenges facing the implementation of the Protocol and in protecting cultural heritage against the threats by conflict or disaster.

8 Mai 2019 | Cultural heritage, PAC, Preservation and Conservation, UNESCO, culture heritage, Disaster risk

Libraries and Cultural Diversity: Preserving Heritage, Promoting Dialogue

IFLA has submitted comments to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on the subject of cultural diversity and human rights. With a responsibility to preserve the heritage of all of our communities, to facilitate access to information, and as defenders of free speech, libraries have much to contribute.

27 April 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Cultural Diversity, OHCHR, Multicultural Populations

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Becomes World Book Capital

The title of World Book Capital has passed from Athens, Greece, to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary-General Gerald Leitner are representing libraries at the event.

23 April 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Access to information, United Arab Emirates, UNESCO World Book Capital, Literacy and reading

Tragedy of Notre Dame Underlines the Need to Focus on Prevention and Preservation

The events of 15 April at the Cathedral of Notre Dame have shaken many, not just in Paris but around the world. For those who work in the heritage field, it is particularly heart-breaking. It is also a reminder of the importance of preservation and prevention.

17 April 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Disaster management, Preservation, France

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