Tag Archives: preservation

2017 search for outstanding public libraries with special program on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage

(5 September 2017) In line with the Annual Celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) Month every November, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) particularly the National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCLIS), and the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) […]


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IFLA Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation Workshop

(12 July 2017) IFLA hosted a two day workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation. The workshop was held from 6-7 July 2017 at the IFLA PAC Centre, National Library and Documentation Board of Sri Lanka. Experts from Thailand, Laos, India, Indonesia, Germany and Sri Lanka participated […]


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China Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Association attends the launching ceremony of Chinese Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Public-welfare Project held by Caitong Securities

(3 March 2017) On 26 February, China Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Association attended the launching ceremony of Chinese Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Public-welfare Project held by Caitong Securities Co., Ltd.  Liu Huiping, chairman of the Association, addressed a speech on behalf of the Association. Zhang Zhiqing, executive deputy chairman of the Association and […]


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Take this survey to help shape the future of preservation standards

(3 August 2016) IFLA’s Key Initiative 3.2 states that it will work on Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms.  In order to achieve this, a small committee of IFLA experts (from IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Core Activities and the wider network) has created a survey to collect standards/guidelines […]


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NDL trains Nepali librarians

(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 […]


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China adds ancient manuscripts to state protection catalogue

(24 May 2016, Beijing, Xinhua) The Chinese government has added 899 valuable ancient manuscripts to the catalog under state protection. They include oracles, manuscripts on bamboo strips and silk scrolls, ancient paper copies of tablet inscriptions, rare manuscripts in ethnic minority languages and in foreign languages such as Latin and English, said Zhang Zhiqing, deputy […]


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Panel on Southeast Asian Manuscripts Studies, ASEASUK Conference London 2016

(29 February 2016) The next Association for Southeast Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK) Conference, to be held 16-18 September 2016, is being hosted at SOAS, University of London. This conference provides a major venue for the dissemination of research on South East Asia in various disciplines for academics both from the UK and […]


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CDNLAO Newsletter highlights Asia and Oceania PAC Centres

(29 February 2016) The 85th issue of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) newsletter highlights several of the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Centres  in the region. The newsletter features articles by the IFLA PAC Centres of Korea, Sri Lanka and Japan as well as report from IFLA Headquarters on the […]


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UNESCO adopts a new instrument on the preservation of documentary heritage

(11 December 2015)  The preservation of documentary heritage materials is one of the daunting tasks of memory institutions worldwide. This task is becoming more and more important, not least because of the fast development of the Internet and the digital technologies as well as with the well-documented need for updated legislation at national and international […]


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Just published: A Chinese translation of Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

(7 August 2015) IFLA’s Rare Books and Special Collections section announces a new Chinese translation of the Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections prepared by Wu Zhongchao, Peng Xishuāng, and Shen Jing. It is available as a free PDF file at this link. The announcement is here.


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New Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre for tropical climates and pest control

(6 August 2015) IFLA is pleased to announce the creation of a new Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre with expertise in tropical climates and pest management. The new PAC Centre is based at the National Library and Documentation Service Board of Sri Lanka. The agreement with IFLA was signed yesterday , 5 August during its 25th […]


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Guide to developing a request for proposal for the digitization of audio

(18 June 2015) Whether outsourcing or digitizing in-house, collection managers need to be able to define the parameters and specifications for preservation reformatting in order to properly care for their assets and to control and understand the outcomes of the digitization process. In association with the ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation AVPreserve is releasing this […]


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AAAS and the Science family of journals team up with CLOCKSS to safeguard access to content

(6 February 2015) The CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) Archive has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to safeguard access to content in the Science family of journals, published by AAAS, in the event of an unforeseen “trigger event” such as a natural disaster. Under the agreement, AAAS/Science content will be preserved […]


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Expanding preservation capability across China

(11 December 2014, Ithaca, N.Y.)  Building on a successful 2012-2013 internship program that trained staff from four leading academic libraries in Beijing, Cornell University Library has received an $186,000 award from the Henry Luce Foundation to offer another round of the library collections preservation workshop to a wider audience and extend the reach of the […]


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Bug busting Biomist banishes insects from your archives

Managing the storage environment for archival materials has always been a challenge. Temperature and humidity, insects and fungus conspire to degrade and destroy irreplaceable documents from antiquity to the present day. Biomist Technology, a Korean company known for its use of bio-friendly materials, is raising its profile in Asia by working with the iGroup to […]


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