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Assess Your 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 Marzo 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 Marzo 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 Marzo 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 Febrero 2020 | Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Education and training, Meetings, Preservation

Call for Candidates for World Book Capital 2022 Open

Interested cities and towns have until 25 June 2020 in order to submit their candidacies to be UNESCO World Book Capital 2020. IFLA encourages libraries to approach their local authorities to explore whether they can support a bid.

27 Enero 2020 | Literacy and Reading, UNESCO World Book Capital, World Book Capital, World Book Capital City

IFLA Joins Blue Shield International to Oppose the Targeting of Iranian Cultural Sites

IFLA joins international organisations in voicing concern over recent threats by the President of the United States of America specifically targeting, among other locations, sites of cultural importance in Iran.

9 Enero 2020 | Cultural heritage, Disaster management, Human rights, Preservation

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 Diciembre 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Australia, IYIL 2019, indigenous languages

Tbilisi to be World Book Capital 2021

UNESCO has announced that Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, will be World Book Capital 2021. IFLA is looking forward to working with the authorities and libraries there to show the power of our institutions in promoting books and reading.

29 Noviembre 2019 | Literacy and Reading, Georgia, UNESCO World Book Capital, World Book Capital, World Book Capital City

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