Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

The IFLA Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) has one major goal: to ensure that library and archive materials, published and unpublished, in all formats, will be preserved in accessible form for as long as possible according to the following principles:

  • preservation is essential to the survival and development of culture and scholarship;
  • international cooperation is a key principle;
  • each country must accept responsibility for the preservation of its own publications.

Our key resource towards achieving this goal is IFLA's fourteen Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres, hosted by libraries around the globe. These Centres hold a wide range of knowledge on regional and international issues in cultural heritage conservation and preservation. 

Learn more about the PAC Centres and explore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) concerning their areas of expertise here: IFLA Preservation and Conservation: Frequently Asked Questions

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PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Strategic Programmes

Last update: 12 May 2020

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IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres Facilitate Training, Collaboration, and Awareness-Raising Despite the Global Pandemic

IFLA’s PAC Centres continue their mission: putting a spotlight on preservation and conservation, bringing professionals together across borders, and enabling trainings and collaboration opportunities – all by digital means.

8 July 2020

International Online Meeting: “Familiarisation with the activities of the PAC Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia”

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia hosted an online event to exchange experience and share updates on their activities.

29 June 2020

National Library of Chile celebrates Día del Patrimonio Cultural at Home

Cultural and memory institutions across Chile, including multiple libraries, celebrated "Día del Patrimonio Cultural en Casa" (National Cultural Heritage Day at Home) with opportunities to engage with collections online.

10 June 2020