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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 Août 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, 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 Août 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, 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 Août 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, 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 Août 2019 | Indigenous Matters, Indigenous People, Bolivia, Law Libraries, access to law

Executive Guide on Digital Preservation released

UNESCO PERSIST and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) have collaborated to produce the UNESCO/DPC Executive Guide on Digital Preservation, an online resource for raising awareness of the importance of digital preservation, leading to action to preserve digital assets, including digital documentary heritage, in an institution, organization or government.

21 Mai 2019 | Cultural heritage, UNESCO, PERSIST, Digital preservation, Preservation and Conservation

Preserving and Promoting the Igbo Language in Libraries

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. IFLA has been celebrating and promoting the year, sharing stories of libraries from all over the world, which are contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of indigenous languages and cultures. The next stop in our trip around the world is in Nigeria.

21 Mai 2019 | Cultural heritage, Indigenous Language, UNESCO, Preservation and Conservation

Protecting Cultural Property - The Hague Convention and its two Protocols

Last week IFLA attended the International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention hosted by UNESCO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference brought together States representatives, experts, academics and civil society representatives to share achievements and challenges facing the implementation of the Protocol and in protecting cultural heritage against the threats by conflict or disaster.

8 Mai 2019 | Cultural heritage, PAC, Preservation and Conservation, UNESCO, culture heritage, Disaster risk

Libraries and Cultural Diversity: Preserving Heritage, Promoting Dialogue

IFLA has submitted comments to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on the subject of cultural diversity and human rights. With a responsibility to preserve the heritage of all of our communities, to facilitate access to information, and as defenders of free speech, libraries have much to contribute.

27 Avril 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Cultural Diversity, OHCHR, Multicultural Populations

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Becomes World Book Capital

The title of World Book Capital has passed from Athens, Greece, to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary-General Gerald Leitner are representing libraries at the event.

23 Avril 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Access to information, United Arab Emirates, UNESCO World Book Capital, Literacy and reading

Tragedy of Notre Dame Underlines the Need to Focus on Prevention and Preservation

The events of 15 April at the Cathedral of Notre Dame have shaken many, not just in Paris but around the world. For those who work in the heritage field, it is particularly heart-breaking. It is also a reminder of the importance of preservation and prevention.

17 Avril 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Disaster management, Preservation, France

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