20 January 2016

Call for Papers: Preparing for disasters – methods and case studies for the safeguarding of documentary cultural heritage

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Core Activity invites interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA from 13-19 August 2016.

Preparing for disasters through risk mitigation plans, adequate staff training and community engagement helps to significantly lower the loss and damages to cultural heritage in case of disasters. The Session will explore different aspects of risk mitigation, through best practice case studies (e.g. staff training, capacity building), and community engagement that effectively help to safeguard documentary heritage in case of a natural or man-made disaster. The Session will also look at how the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goal Target 11.4 (‘…strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage’) is addressed and furthered by libraries through their risk mitigation and preparedness plans.

We therefore invite proposals for papers which deal, among other aspects, with risk preparedness, risk mitigation and can demonstrate how these practises are critical to achieve the Goal 11.4 of the 2030 Agenda.

We seek pragmatic use-cases and examples to enable a discussion on best practice and exchange on this topic.

Detailed information can be found on the Conference website

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