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UNESCO PERSIST survey on digital content selection

Survey

UNESCO, International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), LIBER, the National Library of the Netherlands and the Digital Heritage Netherlands Foundation (DEN),

Description
Dear Colleague, Collecting and preserving born digital heritage is a major challenge. Formulating sustainable collection policies and economic solutions to safeguard the digital output of the public and private sector requires close collaboration between governments, industries, memory institutions and other stakeholders, including creators and consumers. In order to get one step closer to this aim, the UNESCO PERSIST project, a cooperation between UNESCO, the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), LIBER, the National Library of the Netherlands and the Digital Heritage Netherlands Foundation (DEN), is now setting out to collect and share worldwide best practices and guidelines on selecting policies and digital strategies .

The UNESCO PERSIST project (Platform to Enhance the Sustainability of the Information Society Transglobally) aims to enhance the sustainability of the information society by assisting institutions to preserve and to provide access to digital heritage. To achieve this, PERSIST seeks to secure important mechanisms of good governance and the right of access to knowledge and information. Continue reading…

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Stone Conservator, Stonemason or Architect

Employment

Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany

Job location:Lieu de travail : Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Description
Open to EU- citizens

Application deadline
15 January 2015

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3rd ICA Annual Conference : Archives : Evidence, Security and Civil Rights

December 18, 2014

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 27 September 2015 toau 29 September 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
ICA; National Archives of Iceland, Iceland

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Reykjavik, Iceland

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Description :
The conference will address themes that are essential for archives in modern society, the role and function of archives and their importance for individuals, governments and businesses.

Submission of abstracts / deadline: 28 February 2015

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TERRA 2016 XIIe Congrès mondial sur les architectures de terre = XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures = XII Congreso mundial de las arquitecturas de tierra

December 17, 2014

Conference

fromdu 11 July 2016 toau 14 July 2016

Organized by:Organisé par :
CRAterre, France

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Lyon, France

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Description :
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals, and experts involved in the field of earthen architecture, along with students and a broad audience from around the world. The congress is organised under the aegis of the ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP). The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event will gather more than 800 experts from the fields of heritage conservation, archeology, architecture and urban planning, engineering, social sciences, and scientific research, as well as those working in local sustainable development and crisis intervention.

Important dates:

Call for Papers: 10 October 2014
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10 February 2015
Deadline for submission of papers: 10 August 2015
Earlybird registration deadline: 10 February 2016

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Icon Book & Paper Group Conference : Adapt & Evolve : East Asian Materials and Techniques in Western Conservation

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 08 April 2015 toau 10 April 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
Icon Book & Paper Group, United Kingdom

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : London, United Kingdom

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Description :
BOOK YOUR TICKET SOON!
The conference programme is looking very exciting with confirmed speakers from all over the world, plans for a lively panel discussion on paste, not to mention jolly drinks at the wonderful Foundling Museum and again at the Brunei Gallery. There will be ample opportunity to be engaged and entertained!
Please note: tickets for some of the in-conference demonstrations and post-conference workshops are now in very short supply, so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Early bird discount until 15 January 2015 only

The Icon Book & Paper Group now invites abstracts for poster contributions to the conference. Posters may address the two primary themes of the conference, but where relevant a broader interpretation of these themes may be acceptable:
Adapt & Evolve: posters which explore the introduction, formalisation and evolution of East Asian materials and techniques in the conservation of Western book and paper collections.

Materials & Techniques: posters on the latest research into materials and techniques borrowed from Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea.

Posters offering practical tips or describing treatments applicable within the standard conservation studio are particularly welcomed.

The deadline for poster abstracts is 30 August 2014. Poster abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Please include the title of the poster, name(s) of the author(s), mailing address, and telephone number.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers has been extended until 10 July. Abstracts for papers should be in English and 300–500 words in length. Please include the title of the presentation, name(s) of the author(s), mailing address, telephone number, and name and email address of the presenter. Continue reading…

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Risk Management and Disaster Planning

Publication

American Museum of Natural History, , New York, USA

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Description
Risk Management

Whether personal or institutional, all collections are subject to risks that can seriously affect the lifetime and value of a collection. Evaluation tools in the field of “Risk Management”, developed for use in the insurance industry, are increasingly used by museums and universities to identify the greatest risks to their collections and to set procedures in place to plan for and reduce the effects of unavoidable disasters.

Disaster Planning

In the event that a disaster, whether large or small, could not be prevented, individuals and institutions must be prepared to respond appropriately to assure safety of personnel and collections and their associated data, and then salvage whatever can be saved. For this to happen effectively, a plan must already be in place — during a disaster is no time to plan.

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Conservator for condition reports

Employment

Fine Arts Expert Institute (FAEI), Switzerland

Job location:Lieu de travail : Geneva

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Description
Established in 2009, Fine Arts Expert Institute SA (FAEI)
is an independent laboratory for the
scientific investigation of works of art, situated within Geneva
Freeport (Switzerland).

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Conservator for Special Collections

Employment

Duke University Libraries, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Durham, NC

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Description
The Conservator for Special Collections plans and carries out the
physical treatment of special collections material from the Duke
University Libraries including those from the Rubenstein Rare Book
and Manuscript Library, Duke University Archives, and branch
libraries. Working in the Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation Lab,
the position reports to the Head of Conservation Services
Department

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Book and Manuscript Conservator

Employment

Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Cambridge

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Description
Corpus Christi College is offering an exciting opportunity for an
experienced Book and Manuscript Conservator to join the small team
working in the conservation studio at the college. The studio has a
busy schedule of work, carrying out conservation treatments and
providing advice on both library and archive materials for the
eleven members of the Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium.

The position will provide opportunities to work on a wide range of
materials from the earliest manuscripts to modern archives, and
cover paper, parchment and binding conservation. Three to five
years’ experience of historical binding structures and the ability
to carry out high quality interventive conservation work will be
expected.

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