About the Preservation and Conservation Section

The Section is concerned with the preservation of the world's documentary heritage. It provides an international forum for all types of libraries to exchange, develop and disseminate knowledge and experience dealing with theories, policies and practices for the preservation of all recorded knowledge, regardless of the storage medium.

The “Section on Conservation” was formally established at an April 1977 Governing Board meeting. It had its beginnings as an ad hoc IFLA Working Group in 1975 and an IFLA Working Group in 1976.

In 2009, the section sponsored the creation of the Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group, which became a section in 2020.
  Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB)

The Section maintains a close working relationship with the IFLA PAC Strategic Programme.

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Last update: 13 January 2021