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Making Digital Durable: IFLA Celebrates First International Digital Preservation Day

Digital technologies have massively reduced the costs of producing and sharing information, and have allowed for an explosion of creativity. But to ensure we have a record of this for future generations, we need to act today. IFLA is therefore celebrating the first International Digital Preservation Day as an opportunity to mark the work already done, and highlight the challenges before us. Read More

  • News
  • 30 November 2017
  • By: anonymous

Libraries in the sky: large-scale collaboration strategies and infrastructures to enhance the use of digital heritage collections

Libraries in the sky: large-scale collaboration strategies and infrastructures to enhance the use of digital heritage collections IFLA RBSCS mid-term conference, National Library of Norway (Oslo) April 12th 2018 In many countries, libraries have worked together to enhance the visibility of their national heritage through a national… Read More

  • Events
  • 27 November 2017

Resources

On this page we will highlight preservation and conservation resources. You can send us (cultural.heritage@ifla.org) relevant resources.   IFLA’s preservation survey results (2016) To view the resources around preservation and conservation standards, guidelines and best practices (of digital and analogue materials) collected via a survey in 2016,… Read More

  • Page
  • 18 January 2017

Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

Digitization guidelines have proliferated in many forms over the last fifteen years, and all of them reflect a set of best practices that continues to evolve. These guidelines attempt to complement this body of knowledge by addressing the specific needs related to planning digitization projects for rare and… Read More

  • Publications
  • 03 September 2014
  • By: IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections

IFLA welcomes US Court decision on legality of Google Books digitization; cautions against growing digital information divide for libraries elsewhere

As an organization committed to the principle of freedom of access to information, and the belief that equitable access to information is vital to the educational and cultural well-being of communities, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) welcomes the decision of the US District Court with regards to the legality of the Google Books project. Read More

  • News
  • 25 November 2013
  • By: anonymous