15.270 call for support: digital heritage

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Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 02:11:49 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 270.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 07:06:50 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Preservation/Conservation of Digital Heritage in Europe

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    September 21, 2001

                  Draft Resolution on Preservation of Digital Heritage
                         Prepared for UNESCO General Conference
                               Calls for Support Issued

    >Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 08:00:06 -0400
    >Reply-To: Digital Libraries Research mailing
    >From: Terry Kuny <terry.kuny@xist.com>
    The Committee on Digital Preservation of the Conference of Directors of
    National Libraries (CDNL) took the initiative to prepare a draft resolution
    on the preservation of the digital heritage for the 31st session of the
    General Conference of UNESCO, which will begin on 15 October 2001. The
    Dutch Government has now agreed to carry the draft resolution (DR.) and has
    formulated a final version of the text, as an Amendment to the Draft
    Programme and Budget for 2002-2003 (31 C/5) (of UNESCO), see

    The European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA) wishes to
    encourage institutions to gather support for the draft resolution. All
    those working in the heritage field are aware of the uncertain life-span of
    digital materials and the extreme complexities involved in keeping
    born-digital materials accessible over decades or even centuries. This
    draft resolution is meant to state, loud and clear, what is really at stake
    and to encourage governments to take action now.

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