UNESCO Policy Dialogue Report: Policy Gaps in Digital Preservation

UNESCO has published a report with outcomes of the policy dialogue on “Documentary Heritage at Risk: Policy Gaps in Digital Preservation”. The report highlights issues that need to be prioritized for the international policy agenda on digital preservation of analogue documentary heritage.

The initial considerations of issues during the online event on 27 October 2020, uncovered policy gaps in several areas, including the governance and access management of documentary heritage, collection and protection, preservation actions, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The report was prepared by the Preservation Sub-Committee (PSC) of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme. It is part of the Memory of the World (MoW) Programme’s ongoing effort to facilitate effective policies and address challenges of preserving documentary heritage.

Over 800 participants joined the online Policy Dialogue event via Zoom and YouTube from all over the world. Recordings are available in English and French on YouTube: 

Session 1: English and French Translation (2 hours)  

Session 2: English French Translation (2 hours).

Programme with session recordings provide easy access to the content with individual sessions.

VPD Report :Documentary heritage at risk: Policy gaps in digital preservation. Outcomes of the UNESCO Policy Dialogue. Published 5 September 2021

Categories: PERSIST Programme

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