IFLA news feed

News from PAC

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres Facilitate Training, Collaboration, and Awareness-Raising Despite the Global Pandemic

IFLA’s PAC Centres continue their mission: putting a spotlight on preservation and conservation, bringing professionals together across borders, and enabling trainings and collaboration opportunities – all by digital means.

8 July 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Capacity building, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation

International Online Meeting: “Familiarisation with the activities of the PAC Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia”

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia hosted an online event to exchange experience and share updates on their activities.

29 June 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Networking, Preservation, Rare books and manuscripts

National Library of Chile celebrates Día del Patrimonio Cultural at Home

Cultural and memory institutions across Chile, including multiple libraries, celebrated "Día del Patrimonio Cultural en Casa" (National Cultural Heritage Day at Home) with opportunities to engage with collections online.

10 June 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Preservation, Chile

UNESCO Calls for Continued Support for Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage in Response to COVID-19

UNESCO’s statement, "Turning the threat of COVID-19 into an opportunity for greater support to documentary heritage", co-signed by IFLA, stresses the importance of continued support for preservation and access to documentary heritage.

6 April 2020 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Conservation, Cooperation, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Cultural heritage, Data management, Digital libraries, Digital preservation, Library and information profession, Library collections, Library services, Policy, Preservation

Share Your Thoughts and Ideas on the IFLA/UNESCO/ Public Library Manifesto

The IFLA/ UNESCO Public Library Manifesto has been an important achievement since it was first ratified in 1994. Share your input, feedback and ideas as we review the Manifesto to ensure it remains a relevant tool that reflects the missions of public libraries today.

23 March 2020 | Public Libraries, Access to information, Access to knowledge, Advocacy, Best practices, Cooperation, Democracy, Development, Freedom of expression, Freedom of information, Freedom to read, Information society, Knowledge management, Libraries for development, Library and information profession, Library and information science education, Library as place, Library collections, Library outreach, Library services, Members, Policy, Social inclusion, Society

Assess Progress on Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage

IFLA has created this checklist to help with the challenges of implementing the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation. This Checklist will help you self-assess the different policies and practices of national governments and institutions and identify where more support is needed.

19 March 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Advocacy, Best practices, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Policy, Preservation

Memory Institutions from Arab Region Trained on Collection Management and Documentation Techniques

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Qatar National Library, as the IFLA Regional Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center for Arab countries and the Middle East, jointly organized a four-day capacity building course to support documentary heritage institutions in the Arab region.

11 March 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digital humanities, Digitisation, Library collections, Lifelong learning, Meetings, Preservation, Jordan

IFLA Represented at the UNESCO International Consultation on the Safeguarding, Accessibility and Promotion of Ancient Manuscripts from the Sahel

Mr. Norbert Tangmo, director of the IFLA Regional PAC Centre in Cameroon represented IFLA at this sub-regional meeting. He highlighted the IFLA PAC Programme, and spoke to the activities that his centre intends to carry out for preservation and conservation in French-speaking Africa.

10 March 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Meetings, Networking, Preservation, Rare books and manuscripts, Mali

Qatar National Library Presents Conservation Training Course in the Levant Region

Experts from libraries, cultural institutions and museums from across the Levant participated in a four-day training program on “Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects".

27 February 2020 | Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Education and training, Meetings, Preservation

List all IFLA news