The IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation joint with the News Media Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-3 August 2018.

In 2017 a workshop organised by IFLA on the subject of developing metadata standards for palm leaf manuscripts highlighted the importance of taking a more holistic approach to these rare, and often fragile works. You can read the report of this event on the IFLA website.

This session will build upon that workshop by delving into these issues, notably preservation and storage as well as metadata for documentation and access. We welcome papers that offer both practical and theoretical insights into these questions, both as concerns manuscripts generally, and palm leaf manuscripts in particular.

Please also see the full Call for Papers.