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Conference Session 107

Preserving our past for the future – the importance of long term preservation for the cultural heritage sector


19 August 2013 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Summit 1

1. Welcome to the UNESCO session
Chair: INGRID PARENT (IFLA President)

2. The UNESCO/UBC Vancouver Declaration - The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation

  • The process and preliminary outcomes of the Vancouver Declaration- an introduction to the Vancouver Declaration and its main points
    JOIE SPRINGER (Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO)
  • Vancouver Declaration, the next steps - an introduction of the Vancouver Declaration roadmap project of IFLA, ICA, the Dutch UNESCO Commission, DEN Foundation and the Dutch Government
    MARTIN BERENDSE (ICA President/ Director, National Archive of The Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Questions and Answers

3. The UNESCO action plan for the rehabilitation of cultural heritage and the safeguarding of ancient manuscripts in Mali

  • An introduction of the Mali Action Plan of the UNESCO and IFLA's involvement in its execution
    ELLEN TISE (Senior Director, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University/ IFLA representative on the International Advisory Committee to the UNESCO Memory of the World)

4. The World Digital Library and Memory of the World

  • The World Digital Library, an update on its development and focus
    ISMAIL SERAGELDIN (Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt)
  • Memory of the World, an update
    HELENA ASAMOAH-HASSAN (University Librarian, Kwame Nkrumah University/ Member of the International Advisory Committee to the UNESCO Memory of the World)

5. IFLA's Key Initiative 4: Cultural Heritage Disaster Reconstruction Programme

  • An outline of IFLA's work to preserve written cultural heritage
    GENEVIEVE CLAVEL (National and International Cooperation, Swiss National Library/ IFLA Governing Board member)

6. Closing

  • Questions and Answers
  • Closing of the UNESCO session
    INGRID PARENT, Chair (IFLA President)

Last update: 9 July 2013