UNESCO PERSIST Project - guidelines launch

The UNESCO PERSIST Project, an initiative of UNESCO, ICA, IFLA and other partners, for enhancing the sustainability of digital heritage, has now launched The UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for the selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation.

The aim of the Guidelines is to provide an overarching starting point for libraries, archives, museums and other heritage institutions when drafting their own policies on the selection of digital heritage for long-term sustainable digital preservation.

PERSIST Digital Heritage Selection Guidelines​​​The Guidelines target institutions, professionals and administrators on every level and in every region of the world in order to review existing material for selection, highlight important issues, and offer guidance when drafting institutional policies, they were written by a team of seven authors from the libraries, archives, and museums community.

We encourage everyone to use the Guidelines as a starting point for the institutional policies. If you do use the Guidelines, we would very much appreciate any feedback you have in order to improve them and make the truly usable for all communities.

You can download the guidelines from our publication page. Please send your feedback to: cultural.heritage@ifla.org