UNESCO Declaration focuses on digital assets

The protection of digital assets is the focus of the UNESCO / UBC Vancouver Declaration on Digitization and Preservation, released by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

The statement emerged from an international conference, held in Vancouver in September 2012 and organized by UNESCO in co-operation with UBC that focused on the preservation of digital documentary heritage. More than 500 participants from the public and private sectors – including Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian and Allan Bell, UBC Library’s Director of Digital Initiatives – discussed the protection of digital assets at the event. For more on UBC Library’s digital agenda, click here.