Standards for collection and preservation
Key Initiative 3.2:
Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms
Activity 3.2.1 Work with members and partners to promote standards and best practice for digital preservation
We will continue our engagement with the UNESCO PERSIST project on digital preservation, and monitor and take up opportunities to promote the urgency of digital preservation and digital sustainability.
We will work within IFLA, and with partners, to identify and develop standards, guidelines and examples for good practices for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms and to promote these to members and others engaged in digital preservation.
- Results of the Survey of Digital Legal Deposit Policies and Practices at National Libraries (25 July)
- PERSIST Guidelines for digital heritage available in six languages (21 February)
- IFLA survey on preservation standards, guidelines, and best practices (6 February)
- Shared History, Shared Challenges, Shared Efforts – Preserving Francophone African Heritage (15 December)
- A Common History: Preserving Cultural Heritage in Europe (7 December)
- Making Digital Durable: IFLA Celebrates First International Digital Preservation Day (30 November)
- Preserving Cultural Heritage – The IFLA Scoping Workshop on Palm Leaf Manuscripts (22 November)
- International Solutions for Safeguarding Documentary Heritage in Latin America (10 October)
- Resources gathered by the survey on preservation standards (2016) (7 July)
- Helping the profession to define new standards for preservation (September)
- Now available: UNESCO PERSIST Guidelines for the selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation (August)
- Help shape the future of preservation standards (August)
- IFLA stresses library position at UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, Access to, Documentary Heritage expert meeting (July)
Activity 3.2.2 Instigate debate and exchange of ideas to explore collection and access issues for libraries in digital / virtual repatriation of documentary cultural heritage content
We will explore with members and partners emerging issues in digital/virtual repatriation of documentary cultural heritage content; provide forums for open exchange of ideas; and investigate practical solutions that enable and respect appropriate access.
- Digital unification – libraries working together to unite documentary heritage (9 February)
- Born Digital, Died Young? The Challenges of Cultural Preservation in a Digital Age (8 December)
Last update: 3 December 2018