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Books for Better Societies: Call for World Book Capital 2021 Candidates Open

UNESCO has opened the call for candidates for the city which will be World Book Capital (WBC) for a year from 23 April 2021. IFLA encourages cities which are realising the potential of libraries to apply.

4 January 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Afghanistan, UNESCO World Book Capital, Literacy and reading, books

Qatar National Library and UNESCO support Arab Documentary Heritage Preservation

Qatar National Library (QNL) and UNESCO have signed an agreement to implement a joint project entitled ‘Supporting Documentary Heritage Libraries in the Arab Region’.

24 September 2018 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Qatar, UNESCO, Preservation and Conservation, PAC

Celebrating Books, Celebrating Access: Kuala Lumpur Announced as World Book Capital 2020

UNESCO has announced that Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be World Book Capital 2020. Taking up the status on 23 April 2020, it will, for a year, be the focus of efforts and activities to promote books and reading for all. Following a successful World Library and Information Congress, it will be a further opportunity for Malaysia’s libraries to show their ability to reach out to the hard to reach.

20 September 2018 | Literacy and Reading, Access to knowledge, accessibility, Malaysia, UNESCO World Book Capital

Innovation in Preservation: Renewing the IFLA PAC Centre Network

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Centres play a valuable role in IFLA’s work to safeguard cultural heritage. Bringing together diverse experience and expertise, they form a powerful network. As IFLA renews their agreements, there is an opportunity to strengthen collaboration further, to the benefit of the whole global library field.

29 August 2018 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), IFLA WLIC 2018, Cultural heritage, Preservation, PAC Centres

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