The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 18, Number 8
Dec 1994

IFLA Meeting on Library Preservation

[The following announcement was put on the Conservation DistList Feb. 20 by Ralph W. Manning of the National Library of Canada.]

A satellite meeting on "Library Preservation and Conservation in the 90s" will be held in Budapest, Hungary on August 15-17, 1995, at the National Szechenyi Library. This meeting is being organized by the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Section on Conservation, in cooperation with the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Core Program. The meeting will take place immediately before the 61st IFLA Council and General Conference, which will take place in Istanbul from August 20 to 26.

There will be papers and discussions in plenary sessions as well as in smaller sections. Visits to book and paper conservation workshops will also be included in the program. An opening reception, a concert and a closing party will provide some relaxation and there will be an opportunity to enjoy some of the sights of Budapest and the countryside through tours being organized before and after the meeting.

Some of the subjects planned for the professional program:

The meeting will be conducted in English. Registration is $180 US before April 30 and $220 after April 30. The program is being handled by Kult-Turist Ltd/OSZK-IFLA '95, H-1055 Budapest, Stollar Bela u. 3/B, Hungary (fax: +36 1 131 9768).

Ralph Manning is willing to fax or mail copies of the registration and hotel reservation form to people on this side of the Atlantic. Contact Ralph W. Manning, Secretary/Treasurer, IFLA Section on Conservation, National Library of Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, K1A 0N4, Canada (819/994-6879; fax 819/953-0291).

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