IFLA's involvement in emergency situations

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Section and the Preservation and Conservation Core Activity (PAC) provide international forums for the exchange, development, and dissemination of knowledge and experience in the field of preservation and conservation. Both deal with theories, policies, and practices for the preservation of all heritage.

Since 1984 the Preservation and Conservation Section has worked closely with PAC Core Activity and its PAC Centres. The PAC Core Activity was created to ensure that library and archival materials, whether published or unpublished and regardless of format, will be preserved in accessible form. Both bodies are involved with the international preservation and conservation world and keep up-to-date with the technical, scientific, policy, and practical innovations which support the long term accessibility of documentary cultural heritage.

The Strategic Direction 3 (Cultural Heritage) positions preservation,conservation and safeguarding of documentary cultural heritage in IFLA’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The Strategic Direction supports the library and information services sector and works closely with our network of cultural heritage partners to safeguard cultural heritage in its diverse forms, including traditional, historical, indigenous and contemporary expression; and to achieve optimal coordination of our cultural heritage activities. Our previous Strategic Plan ensured the creation and implementation of the IFLA Risk Register for Documentary Heritage.  

Risk Register

Some of our respond actions are: 

Last update: 24 November 2016