The National Library of South Africa (Preservation Services) in partnership with the PAC Centre for English-speaking Africa of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the Mount Kenya University (Kakamega Campus) presented a two day Preservation and Conservation workshop for participants from Anglophone countries in Africa. The workshop was held in Kenya from 3-4 February 2015 at the Kenya National Library Service in Nakuru. Topics included disaster planning and recovery, integrated pest management, de-acidification treatment, climate control and preservation policy development. A practical demonstration was done of building a wind tunnel for the drying of wet books when damaged during flooding. The strategic directions for the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Strategic Programme for 2015-2017 were discussed. The workshop was attended by senior staff and decision makers from academic, national and public libraries and archives in Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Participants of the PAC Kenya workshop

Contact for further information:

Mr Douwe Drijfhout
Preservation Services
National Library of South Africa
South Africa
Tel +27 (0) 12 401 9705/9700
Email [email protected]