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Seychelles delegate from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture at the Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation Conference in Canada

Seychelles delegate from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture at the Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation Conference in Canada (Forimmediaterelease.net) Julienne Dodin, a Research Assistant in the Documentation Center from the Seychelles National Heritage Research Section, had the opportunity to be alongside well above five-hundred representatives from countries across all the continents at a conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center on the “Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation,” organized by UNESCO in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

The number of participants reflected the importance and urgency of the issues relating to digitization and preservation of documents that were to be addressed. The safeguard of digital documents is a fundamental issue that touches everyone, yet most people are unaware of the risk of loss or the magnitude of resources needed for long-term protection. This conference provided a platform to showcase major initiatives in the area while scaling up awareness of issues in order to find solutions at a global level.

Ensuring digital continuity of content requires a range of legal, technological, social, financial, political, and other obstacles to be overcome. It is hoped that the conference will lead to the launch of specific initiatives related to digital preservation and to the fostering of access to documentary heritage through digitization; development of digitization policy guidelines; the upgrading or revision of the UNESCO Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage; the identification of the legal frameworks that would facilitate long-term digital preservation; agreement on the promotion or development of exchange standards; and the definition of the respective roles of professions, academics, industry, and governments in addressing various issues and of a model for their cooperation.

During the conference, Miss Dodin also had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Anthropology at the Cecil Green Park Road Vancouver, where several art forms from various countries across the world, excluding Seychelles, were displayed.

Miss Dodin has stated that the conference has benefited her in more ways than one, increasing her knowledge about the best ways of preserving digital documents which includes sound and image collections and opening her eyes about the possibilities that the latest technologies provide, all of which will allow her to attain the objective of effective long-term preservation of digital documents with the aim of better safeguarding Seychellois cultural heritage.

PHOTO: Ms. Julienne Dodin at the “Museum of Anthropology” at the Cecil Green Park Road Vancouver / Photo from Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

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