Monday, January 30, 2006

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

The announcement says:

Symposium co-sponsored by the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) - Preservation and Conservation Core Activity (PAC) and Section on Preservation and Conservation

March 8 - 10 2006 - Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Site F.-Mitterrand²

3-D films have once again become popular, especially in the IMAX format. 3-D glasses put the viewer in the middle of the action, as the actors seem to emerge from the screen. In much the same way, certain issues in preservation seem to emerge above others and surround librarians and archivists, clamoring for attention of leaders in the field.

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. Seats are limited in number; please find below the registration form to send back before February 28, 2006 by email or or by fax: +33-1-53-79-59-80

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