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Preserving cultural heritage: an IFLA guide

Libraries have a central role in preserving and promoting cultural heritage. Without their work, our communities would be poorer and weaker. As set out in IFLA’s Statement on Preserving Cultural Heritage:  Thanks to their diverse approaches and incomparable expertise, libraries are key partners for any effort… Read More

  • Publications
  • 03 August 2017

Palm Leaf Manuscript workshop

IFLA is hosting a workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation. The workshop will take place at the National Library Board of Sri Lanka and is organised with the IFLA PAC Centre in Sri Lanka.   … Read More

  • Events
  • 28 June 2017

The IFLA Digital Unification working group

The working group for the IFLA digital unification key initiative (WGDU) was an ad hoc and temporary working group. It developed guidelines for setting up a digital unification project, which are now available on the IFLA website. It operated from August 2017 to August 2019,… Read More

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  • 12 June 2017

Resources gathered by the survey on preservation standards (2016)

To identify and develop standards, guidelines and best practices for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse form (as stated in the IFLA Key Initiative 3.2.1), it was decided to conduct an extensive survey in the library sector to establish currently used standards, guidelines and… Read More

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  • 02 June 2017

Libraries safeguarding cultural heritage

Documentary works in all formats, including digital, are a key part of our cultural heritage. Working with, preserving, and safeguarding them in order to provide access to future generations is at the core of the work of libraries globally. Read More

  • News
  • 10 May 2017
  • By: anonymous


On this page we will highlight preservation and conservation resources. You can send us ( 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

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  • 18 January 2017

Annual Reports 2015

Annual Reports covering the period July 2015 – June 2016 as submitted by the PAC Centres. PAC Centre for the US and Canada PAC Centre for the Caribbean PAC Centre in Venezuela (in Spanish) PAC Centre in Brazil… Read More

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  • 21 July 2016

CDNLAO Newsletter highlights Asia and Oceania PAC Centres

The 85th edition of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) newsletter highlights several of the IFLA PAC Centres activities in the region. The newsletter features articles by the IFLA PAC Centres of Korea, Sri Lanka and Japan as well as report from… Read More

  • News
  • 29 February 2016
  • By: anonymous