The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Special Collections in collaboration with Africa Media Online and the South African Preservation and Conservation Group (Sapcon) are pleased to announce the Call for Papers, for the UKZN Special Collections: Preservation Conservation Conference 2019.


The theme for the conference is: Disaster Prevention Preparedness, Response & Recovery of collective collections and e-collections (digitised & born digital images)


The conference will take place on Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 September 2019, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg Campus in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal.


The aim of the conference is to give: preservation managers/librarians; preservation technicians; digitization/scanning service providers; bulk electronic storage providers; artifacts and paper conservators, book restorers, archivists, special collections stack managers and museum curators, an opportunity to share their challenge/s and experiences in dealing with natural and man-made disasters and best practice approach and techniques to prevent potential disasters that contribute to the deterioration or loss of research resources and electronic information in our research resource centres including University Libraries, government institutions, school libraries, private collections, community centres and museums.

We would also like to invite philanthropists, potential donors and organisations to offer their expertise and resources to help develop and empower our colleagues with the relevant skills to promote the correct methods, techniques and best practice in identifying potential risks to special collections.

Please see the conference website for information and details about the Call for papers.

Please be inspired to come and ‘Tell your story’.