(27 June 2016) Since 1989, the National Diet Library (NDL) has served as the International Federation of Library Associations Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA PAC) Regional Centre for Asia, and has worked to promote cooperation in preserving library materials throughout Asia. As part of the cooperative activities of the Regional Centre, Mr. Yadab Chandra Niraula, Chief Librarian of the Nepal National Library (NNL), and Mr. Yam Bahadur Bashyal, Section Officer, Ministry of Education, Nepal, were invited to the NDL to receive training and give a presentation on the post-earthquake situation in Nepal.
Mr. Niraula and Mr. Bashyal received training for four days on the basics of preservation and conservation of library materials, with particular emphasis on disaster-preparedness. They also visited a few public and school libraries in the Tokyo area to see how they handle water- or mold-damaged materials, and the latest library facilities and equipment available for the new library they will build.
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