Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

The IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) has one major goal: to ensure that library and archive materials, published and unpublished, in all formats, will be preserved in accessible form for as long as possible according to the following principles:

  • preservation is essential to the survival and development of culture and scholarship;
  • international cooperation is a key principle;
  • each country must accept responsibility for the preservation of its own publications.

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PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Strategic Programmes

Last update: 18 December 2017

Latest News

Celebrating Books, Celebrating Access: Kuala Lumpur Announced as World Book Capital 2020

UNESCO has announced that Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be World Book Capital 2020. Taking up the status on 23 April 2020, it will, for a year, be the focus of efforts and activities to promote books and reading for all. Following a successful World Library and Information Congress, it will be a further opportunity for Malaysia’s libraries to show their ability to reach out to the hard to reach.

20 September 2018

IFLA PAC Centres attend Memory of the World General Meeting in Gwangju, Korea

Mr. Udaya Cabral Director, IFLA PAC Center Sri Lanka and Ms. Jaesun Lee, Director, IFLA PAC Center Korea attended the 8th UNESCO, MOWCAP (Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific) General Meeting in Gwangju, Republic of Korea in beginning of June 2018.

3 July 2018

Syrian experts attend workshop at the PAC Regional Centre for Asia

The PAC Regional Centre for Asia at the National Diet Library (NDL) of Japan is one of the sixteen IFLA PAC Centres that are spread all over the globe. The PAC Centres have a wide range of expertise concerning preservation and conservation as well as safeguarding cultural heritage. The PAC Regional Centre for Asia is specialised in paper conservation and digitization, it was this expertise that was shared with experts from Syria.

20 June 2018