Information Preservation

Through the Thematic Debate on "Information Preservation" held at the French National Library on 3 April 2007, IFAP shaped the roles of Governments and manufacturers of digital media carriers towards preservation of information.

The outcomes of the Debate are formulated in the document Key Messages for Governments and Indutry.


Opening and Welcome

  • Laurence Zwimpfer, President, Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme 
  • Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO 
  • Lucien Scotti, Director for European and International Affairs, French National Library 

Presenting the context - Overview of the world of information preservation today 

  • Dietrich Schüller, Vice-President of Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme and Director of Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences 
    Video - Presentation


Archives and records management 

  • "Archives between law and history: appraisal and preservation, current trends and challenges", by Marcel Caya, Deputy Secretary-General, International Council on Archives (ICA) 
    Proceedings: Video - Speech

Audiovisual archival heritage - Film, audio and video 

  • "Preservation of cinematographic heritage", by Béatrice de Pastre, Director of the colection of French film archives, Centre national de la cinématographie (CNC) 
    Proceedings: Speech
  • "Preserving audio and video heritage", by Catherine Lacken, Rapporteur, Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) 

Digital information - Electronic publications and data 

  • "Challenges of preserving electronic publications and legal deposit", by Catherine Lupovici, Head of Digital Library Department, French National Library
    Proceedings: Video - in French Presentation and speech
  • "Preserving scientific data", by Jamie Shiers, Information Technology Department, CERN 
    Proceedings: Video - Presentation


Summing-up - What should be the role and the responsibilities of Governments? 

  • Jonas Palm, member of Sub-Committee on Technology for the Memory of the World Programme and Director of Department of Preservation, Swedish National Archives 
    Proceedings: Video - Presentation and speech
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