New Publication: “Preserving Cultural Heritage: An IFLA Guide”
From the International Federation of Library Associations:
Libraries play a central role in recording and preserving the life of our communities. From conserving ancient manuscripts to web harvesting, they help guarantee that researchers and citizens tomorrow will be able to understand life today.
This mission is not easy. Effective preservation requires expertise, investment, and a commitment from public authorities. There are numerous risks and threats, from natural disasters to wars, and from physical degradation to technological change that can leave formats such as floppy disks unusable.
In order to highlight this work, both to members of the library community and beyond, IFLA has produced a new brochure. This highlights the key areas of IFLA’s work, why it is involved, and explains how to find out more.
Direct to Full Text: Preserving Cultural Heritage: An IFLA Guide (12 pages; PDF)
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.