Mixed working group reporting to all the Technical Cooperation Committees
Coordinator: Javier Tacón Clavaín, Head of the Department for the Conservation and Restoration of the Historic Library of the Complutense University of Madrid, Marqués de Valdecilla.
Despite the work carried out by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Committee since 1984, much still needs to be done in the area of preservation in Spanish libraries: millions of books and documents run the risk of disappearing as paper is a material that self-destructs; there are also bad practices and poor environmental conditions. Coordinated guidelines are therefore needed.
This working group, made up of representatives from a wide range of institutions, aims to provide a response to the lack of resources and aims to develop the conditions that will lead to the standardisation of conservation activities. It also seeks to serve as a source of technical support for all those concerned with this matter.