Preservation & Conservation Section IFLA 2015 Pre Congress Satellite Meeting

Planning and Preservation for Today’s Libraries


12 – 13 August 2015


University of KwaZulu-Natal Library, Durban, South Afirica


Society without Memory is a society without present or future

The Preservation of cultural heritage has multiple dimensions unsuspected and unexpected in the digital age. More than ever, we see that preservation and planning for today’s libraries is essential in our digital society: we need to preserve our memory, to provide access to information for future times, defend rights (including copyright), and make collections in paper or electronic form sustainable in the long term. 

Another dimension of preservation and planning for today’s libraries is its global aspect: all peoples and all nations are now aware of the fragility of our world and wish to preserve the culture and the history of mankind for future generations. Digital technology—while certainly still in need of improvement and not providing a solution to everything but exploring some interesting avenues—represents a chance for the preservation of human history. 

The Satellite Meeting is organized by IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Section (P&C) on August 12th and 13th 2015 in Durban, KwaZulu–Natal Library before the annual and general IFLA Conference in Cape Town, which will be held under the auspices of the South African Preservation and Conservation Group (Sapcon) and the University of KwaZulu–Natal Special Collections wants to reflect the most current and up-­to‐date issues of "Planning and preservation for today’s libraries".  It will be a place for exchange and idea sharing between South African and information professionals from around the world.

See the complete schedule of presentations and tours below.


University of KwaZulu-Natal
Howard College Campus
E G Malherbe Library, Conference Room
Durban, South Africa

Programme & Speakers

A Draft version of the programme is now available. Final version to follow.

Day One will will include presentations by delegates from Delhi India, Sri Lanka, United States, Gauteng Province, KwaZulu-Natal.  Day Two will provide opportunities for discussions on the challenges, possibilities on international collaboration and skills development.

Satellite Meeting, Preservation and Conservation, Cultural heritage, South Africa

Last update: 27 December 2018