Monday, January 30, 2006

The 3-D’s of Preservation: Disasters, Displays, Digitization

The Bibliothèque nationale de France, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) invite you to attend a special symposium to talk about three of the leading concerns in preservation circles today. Recent disasters around the world have highlighted the need for better planning and preparation to ensure the survival of library collections and cultural materials. Increasing numbers of exhibitions of library and archival materials point to the need for standards and best practices to make certain displayed items are not damaged. Digitization of materials is burgeoning around the world, yet we are not certain of the status of preservation of these important files.

Preservation experts from around the world will gather at the Bibliothèque nationale de France on March 8-10, 2006, to present papers and discuss these issues with members of the IFLA PAC Regional Directors and members of the IFLA Standing Committee on Preservation and Conservation. Registration is free of charge but compulsory.

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