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18.09.2012 - UNESCOPRESS

The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation

Promoting digital creation and preservation; protecting intellectual property in the digital age; preserving scientific data as well as records of traditions and performances - these are just some of the subjects that will be examined at a conference organized by UNESCO in Vancouver, Canada, from 26 to 28 September.

Entitled The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation, the Conference will bring together heritage professionals, representatives of governments, information technology professionals and other stakeholders to discuss how to improve the preservation of digital data.

They will approach the subject from a range of perspectives, including those of information technicians, legal experts, librarians, archivists, researchers, academics, film-makers, medical record keepers and curators.          

Through a review of current policies and practices, conference participants will explore ways to maximize the unprecedented potential of digital technologies to preserve and disseminate scientific and cultural works. They will also propose ways to improve digital preservation that is already underway, complementing UNESCO’s Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage.

The programme will also feature presentations on digital preservation in developing countries, especially in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands, by showcasing different global and national initiatives.         

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Media Contact:

Sue Williams

Tel: +33 (0)1 4568 1706; s.williams(at)unesco.org




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