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Preserving Everyone’s Heritage – IFLA Holds Workshop on Palm Leaf Manuscript Preservation

While tools and standards for preservation are advanced for materials like books, this is not the case everywhere. As a result, when a community’s cultural heritage is on other materials, such as palm leaf manuscripts, it is harder for libraries, both individually and as a network, to pursue their public interest missions. A workshop organised by IFLA in Sri Lanka on 6-7 July started moves to address this problem.

27 July 2017

Culture and the SDGs - Culture Summit 2017

Governing Board Member Ngian Lek Choh represented IFLA at the 2nd UCLG Culture Summit in Jeju, Korea from 10-12 May.

12 May 2017 | Cultural heritage, Development, Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda, Korea, Republic of, UN 2030 Agenda, UN SDGs, UNESCO

Libraries safeguarding cultural heritage

Documentary works in all formats, including digital, are a key part of our cultural heritage. Working with, preserving, and safeguarding them in order to provide access to future generations is at the core of the work of libraries globally.

10 May 2017 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Disaster management, Disaster relief, Policy, Preservation, Risk Register, SDGs, 11.4, UN, UNESCO

Digital unification – libraries working together to unite documentary heritage

Collections and original documentary cultural heritage objects have, over time and due to a wide variety of circumstances, found their homes in countries and memory institutions which were not the original producers of these objects.

9 February 2017 | Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, digital unification

Call for applications: World Book Capital 2019

UNESCO, IFLA and IPA have opened the call for nominations for the World Book Capital 2019

15 September 2016 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, UNESCO, World Book Capital, Literacy and reading

UNESCO announces Athens as World Book Capital 2018

National Library of Greece Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, has named Athens as World Book Capital for 2018 on the recommendation of the programme’s Advisory Committee.

14 September 2016 | Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites, Greece, World Book Capital, Athens, Greece, Literacy and reading

Take this survey to help shape the future of preservation standards

Results of the survey will be made available in form of a resource page of standards/guidelines/best practices for the profession on the IFLA website

3 August 2016 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation, survey

Blue Shield Statement on Palmyra issued today

Blue Shield In the latest Statement of the Blue Shield, the organisation welcomes the removal of Da’esh from the World Heritage Site of Palmyra and stresses that it stands ready to support and stand together with Syrian colleagues to work on stabilising the site and prepare it for the future.

22 April 2016 | Cultural heritage, Syrian Arab Republic, Blue Shield

Call for applications: World Book Capital 2018

UNESCO, IFLA, IPA and IBF have opened the call for nominations for the World Book Capital 2018.

30 March 2016 | Advocacy, Cultural heritage, International cooperation, LAMMS, UNESCO, World Book Capital

Launch of the PERSIST digital heritage selection Guidelines

The UNESCO PERSIST Project, an initiative of UNESCO, ICA, IFLA and other partners, that tries to enhance the sustainability of digital heritage, is pleased to announce the launch the UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation.

10 March 2016 | Advocacy, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Preservation

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