Here is the MOWCAP newsletter for July 2016. Six months of news including the review of the Memory of the World Programme and the 14 new inscriptions to the MOWCAP register.
A new MOWCAP publication “Memory of the World Documentary Heritage in Asia and the Pacific” is now available. This beautifully presented book covers the documentary heritage from the region that was inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register and/or the Asia Pacific register from 1997 to 2012.
A good book to buy as a gift for those who are interested in the history of the Asia Pacific region.
The book is available from the following sites www.book4us.com and www.superbookcity.com.
The Review of the Memory of the World Programme is now online. Ideas for improving the Programme can be shared and discussed on the review website. Comments must be provided by 30 September 2016. Note that this is a later date than on some of the review documents.
The MOWCAP community is strongly encouraged to contribute to the review.
UNESCO recently released the following press statement on the very successful workshop on Archives Preservation held in Xi’an, China.
“The UNESCO Memory of the World workshop on Archives Preservation in the Asia Pacific Region was officially opened yesterday in Xi’an. The event was organized by the Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia Pacific (MOWCAP) and the State Archives Administration of China (SAAC), in cooperation with the Shaanxi Provincial Archives and Shaanxi Normal University.
The 7th General Meeting was held in Hue, Vietnam, from 18 to 20 May 2016. At this meeting the UNESCO Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) inscribed 14 new items on the Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Register.
Information on the meeting and the list of the new inscriptions can be accessed here .
Here is an overview of UNESCO Memory of the World projects in Asia and the Pacific as at May 2016. This presentation was given by Misako Ito, UNESCO Regional Advisor, at the 7th MOWCAP General Meeting in Hue, Vietnam.
UNESCO is implementing a programme in close cooperation with the National Heritage Department, Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the National Archives of Malaysia. The programme will result in the creation of a Southeast Asian/ASEAN ‘action plan’ for the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, and Access to Documentary Heritage, including in Digital Form (2015).
The aim of the project is to support the safeguarding of the significant doumentary heritage of Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through the implementation of the Memory of the World programme and the UNESCO Recommendation. A detailed plan has been developed and can be accessed here.
The Memory of the World Guidelines and Companion documents are being reviewed. The review group has developed a discussion paper and welcomes submissions to assist with the development of its recommendations. Submissions must be received before 15 August 2016.
The discussion paper also has information on the review process and can be accessed here.
A revised and updated edition of the UNESCO publication Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles is now available. It was launched at the official opening of the CCAAA Joint Technical Symposium, held at Singapore’s National Museum on 6 March 2016. It is published under UNESCO’s Memory of the World programme.
The publication can be accessed here.
It was released along with a short video illustrating the audiovisual journey from the first time sound was recorded in 1860.
The 7th MOWCAP General Meeting will be held in Hue, Vietnam from 18-21 May 2016. The MOWCAP Bureau will meet on 17 May 2016. More details are available in the draft programme.
Invitations to attend the 7th MOWCAP General Meeting in Hue, Vietnam have now been sent to Memory of the World Committees and UNESCO National Commissions in the MOWCAP region. Registrations to attend the meeting should be received by 17 March 2016.
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