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Conservation and Preservation Experts Attend Qatar National Library (PAC) Training Workshop in Oman

Preservation and conservation specialists learned about the latest best practices in a workshop organized in the Sultanate of Oman by Qatar National Library, in its role as IFLA’s Regional Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center, and UNESCO.

1 March 2019 | Cultural heritage, PAC

Listen, Hear Our Voices: Preserving and Valuing Indigenous Languages and Cultures

Preserving and celebrating culture can be key to efforts to promote cohesion and cooperation in diverse societies. This is no truer than in the case of indigenous communities, who have historically been isolated or persecuted, but now, rightfully, demand equality.

28 January 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Indigenous People, Canada, International Year of Indigenous Languages, IYIL 2019

IFLA Celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Lanaguges. It provides a great opportunity to highlight the work that libraries are doing to support and promote languages, and the communities that speak them.

17 January 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Cultural heritage, Indigenous People, Multicultural populations, IYIL 2019, International Year of Indigenous Languages, indigenous languages

Training Course: Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects

The IFLA PAC Centre at Qatar National Library invites all libraries, cultural institutions and museums in the region to nominate paper and book conservators to attend this three-day training course: Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects, held at the headquarters of the National Records and Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman 19-21 February 2019.

17 January 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Qatar

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

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