The IFLA-PAC Core Activity and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section co-organize a satellite meeting on "Collections in Islands. Setting-up and Promoting Cultural Heritage through Networking" at the occasion of IFLA annual congress in Puerto Rico, with the cooperation of UNESCO Memory of the World Programme, and the support of ACURIL (Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries & National Committee) and Museum of Art of Puerto Rico.

Conference venue:

Museum of Art of Puerto Rico
Avenida De Diego 29
Santurce, Puerto Rico 00909

Theme: "Collections in Islands. Setting-up and Promoting Cultural Heritage through Networking"

Creating and funding a cultural heritage collection in
the islands is confronted to specific issues that differ according to the
Island history and geographical environment: was it part of a colonial empire?
Is it an independent country or region? Is the Island located in an archipelago
with historical and cultural consistency? How difficult are the climatic conditions?
Where does the audience come from: locally or at a distance?

The comparison of different situations, the
presentation of ongoing innovative projects will be the occasion for librarians
to think about their own plans, as well as to identify the stages, the
political and strategic issues, human and financial resources needed to launch
and conduct collection enrichment and promotion.

The general theme is divided into three sessions:

  • Collections constitution and enrichment
  • Specific strategies for valorisation notably through networking and digitization
  • Preservation and conservation issues in a tropical climate (collections and buildings)with a focus on disaster management in the Caribbean area

The final programme is available:



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