The Worldly Librarian

International library issues


IFLA hosts cultural convergence meeting

Posted by worldlylibrarian on December 15, 2008

For the next two years, the secretariat of the International NGO Working Group on Convergence will be hosted by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. The first meeting of the group took place in November.

This group brings together agencies from across the cultural and heritage sector to work on issues that are of concern to many different fields. In addition to issues like copyright, digitization, and others, the Working Group deals with the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. This is of particular interest to me, as it relates to my research into the protection of libraries during wartime and their post-conflict restructuring.

More information on this first meeting of the Working Group (which included representatives from the International Council of Archives, the International Council of Museums, and others)  can be found on the IFLA web site.


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