UNESCO has announced the launch of the 10th edition of the UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize – and libraries are invited to take part!

This Prize of US $30,000 is awarded every two years to individuals or institutions that have made significant contributions to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage. Its goal is to raise awareness of documentary heritage as a common good of humanity.

As a partner NGO of UNESCO, IFLA is able to submit up to three nominations for consideration by UNESCO.

If your library, or an individual within your network, has made significant contributions to safeguarding, preserving, and making documentary heritage accessible, we are inviting you to express your interest in being considered.

Before 22 March, please provide the following by email:

  1. Name of institution or individual being nominated;
  2. Brief description of the impact of the candidate’s contribution to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage, through activities piloted and developed, innovations, education, leadership, etc.;
  3. Description of any unusual difficulties which the candidate has had to overcome in undertaking preservation and access work in the area of documentary heritage;
  4. Any information on unique expertise utilised by the candidate towards preserving and accessing documentary heritage.

Submissions, and any questions, can be sent to: [email protected]

Following the deadline, IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Cultural Heritage (CCH) will assist in reviewing the expressions of interest and following up with potential nominees.

More information on the prize available here: UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize Call for Nominations