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Title: Education for Preservation and Conservation Studies in the Muslim World
Authors: Ahmad Bakeri Abu Bakar, Prof. Dr.
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2011
Publisher: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Abstract: Preservation and conservation are emerging as an important area of research and education for library and information science. School of Library and Information Science worldwide are presently aware of the need to develop curriculum in this growing area of research and practice. Millions of dollars have been invested in preservation and conservation research since the early 1990s including research on how digital preservation can aid education but there has been no parallel investment to support teaching and learning about preservation and conservation. Without investment in education related to preservation and conservation, we face a future in which the problems of degradation of our cultural heritage will be more striking. There was a study done in the West that concluded that there is an urgent need for development of preservation and conservation education programmes worldwide amidst a burgeoning growth of digital library research and practice by librarians. While many LIS schools in western countries have developed preservation and conservation courses such as at School of Information, University of Texas, Austin, the state of education in preservation and conservation in the Muslim World is unknown. Therefore, it is the aim of the proposed paper that a survey on the preservation and conservation programme in the Muslim World be conducted.
Description: This paper was presented at the 6th World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists 2011 (WCOMLIS 2011), held on the 16-17th November 2011, at the Cultural Activity Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
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