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Memory of the World

UNESCO's programme aiming at preservation and dissemination of valuable archive holdings and library collections worldwide
3rd International Memory of the World Conference
National Library of Australia

Canberra, Australia, 19-22 February 2008
The Third International Conference of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme was held from 19 to 22 February 2008 at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia.

The Conference brought together experts from different parts of the world and from institutions at different stages of development to share experience with a view to maximizing the potential impact of the Programme and extending its outreach to all communities and cultures.

The purpose of the Conference was to debate issues that require further attention in order to enhance cooperation among all Memory of the World programme stakeholders including librarians, archivists, historians, and museum curators.

During the meeting, the following issues was considered:
  • the relationship of the Memory of the World to other relevant UNESCO activites and programmes;

  • the effectiveness of the international, national, and regional registers in fulfilling the aims of the Programme;

  • technical and practical issues relating to preservation and access;

  • ideas, strategies and experiences that will contribute to the sustainability and growth of the Programme;

  • identification of gaps, inconsistencies and inequities in the Programme and proposing remedial solutions.

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    >> Announcements
    >> Official Website of the meeting