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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

IFLA PAC Centres in Qatar and Russia Continue Cooperation in the Field of Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Conservation specialists participate at the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Practical Conference “Rare Books in the Context of Preservation”  in Moscow. In October 2019, the IFLA Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center in Russia hosted a visitor from the IFLA PAC Centre in Qatar to facilitate exchange of expertise and cooperation between specialists from the two centres.

21 January 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Networking, Preservation, Russian Federation

Recording, Researching, Reviving: how the State Library of Queensland is Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages

As the International Year of Indigenous Languages comes to an end, we are happy to share a further example of libraries acting to protect and promote these languages and the communities that speak them. We are grateful to the State Library of Queensland for this contribution.

16 December 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Australia, IYIL 2019, indigenous languages

Supporting Documentary Heritage Preservation in the Arab Region

Group photo of all delegates in the Qatar National Library UNESCO, in partnership with the Qatar National Library (QNL), host of one of IFLA's PAC Centres, organised a regional conference on “Supporting documentary heritage preservation in the Arab region” in Doha, Qatar on 1-2 December.

4 December 2019 | Preservation and Conservation, Advocacy, Capacity building, Conferences, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digital preservation, Policy, Preservation, Qatar

Reflecting Diversity and Building Understanding in Chocó, Colombia

As part of our series of examples of how libraries protect, preserve and promote indigenous languages in the context of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, this contribution from Alejandra Velez, University of Chocó, talks about her library’s work in this area.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous peoples, Colombia, International Year of Indigenous Languages, IYIL 2019

Library turns publisher in order to promote indigenous language reading

In a further contribution to our collection of examples of how libraries protect, preserve and promote indigenous lanaguges and the communities that speak them, the below example comes from Trøndelag county library in Norway. We are grategul to Morten Olsen Haugen for the below contribution.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous peoples, Norway, International Year of Indigenous Languages, IYIL 2019

Protect, Preserve, Promote: Libraries Celebrate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2019

9 August is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. It provides a great opportunity to highlight the work that libraries are doing to support and promote languages, and the communities that speak them. To celebrate, we share three stories - from Norway, the United States and Colombia.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous peoples, IYIL 2019, International Year of Indigenous Languages

Using the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal to Promote Territorial Autonomy

​In the context of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, IFLA is highlighting examples of the different ways in which libraries protect, preserve and promote languages, cultures and communities. We're glad to share an article by Rosa Maldonaldo of the Library of Congress about the Indigenous Law Portal and how this is helping to promote autonomy in Bolivia.

9 August 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous peoples, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Law Libraries, access to law

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