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Restitution of Cultural Heritage – IFLA Calls on Europe to Act to Support Library Efforts

IFLA has provided comments to the European Parliament on a planned report on the restitution of cultural heritage looted or stolen in disasters or wars. It underlines the need to ensure support for efforts to understand better how rare books and documents circulate, and to identify them so that they can be returned.

22 February 2018 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Disaster management, Europe, restitution of cultural heritage

PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries invites to participate in training course in Book Binding Conservation

Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite all paper and book conservators and conservation technicians from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to this 5-day hands-on training, conducted by Mireille Porterie – Owner of L’Atelierre Association for Bookbinding and Restoration

20 February 2018

European Year of Cultural Heritage - Briefing for Libraries

2018 has been declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage. While libraries are active in preserving our heritage every day of every year, this is a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the unique contribution our institutions are making. This brief offers some ideas of how to get involved.

8 February 2018 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Preservation, Europe

Call for Papers — Open Sessions

Preservation and Conservation Section joint with the News Media Section: "Planning for newsprint, now and into the future for paper media"

29 January 2018

Call for Papers — Open Session

Fragile! Careful Handling Required: Manuscript housing, conservation and metadata documentation for access

17 January 2018

Shared History, Shared Challenges, Shared Efforts – Preserving Francophone African Heritage

The countries of French-speaking Africa have a rich and diverse history. Much of this is recorded not through books or manuscripts, but through a vibrant tradition of oral history and know-how. Yet with preservation practices not always well-suited to these forms of heritage, and limited resources available, the need for cooperation in order to ensure that they are not lost is essential. A conference in Dakar on 17-19 November explored how best to do this.

14 December 2017 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Africa, Preservation, oral heritage

Making Digital Durable: IFLA Celebrates First International Digital Preservation Day

Digital technologies have massively reduced the costs of producing and sharing information, and have allowed for an explosion of creativity. But to ensure we have a record of this for future generations, we need to act today. IFLA is therefore celebrating the first International Digital Preservation Day as an opportunity to mark the work already done, and highlight the challenges before us.

30 November 2017 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Digital preservation, Digitisation, Preservation

IFLA Welcomes Renewed Focus on Library Objectives at 39th UNESCO General Conference

The 39th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) saw a new Director General, new Executive Committee members, and a renewed focus on key priority areas for the library community.

19 November 2017 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, UNESCO General Conference, UNESCO, Freedom of expression

IFLA Statement on UNESCO: Education, Science and Culture: Shared Objectives Need Shared Efforts

On 16 October 2017, following the announcement by the governments of the United States and Israel of their intention to leave UNESCO, IFLA released a statement calling for rapid progress towards a positive solution.

16 October 2017 | Preservation, culture, UNESCO

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