Saturday, October 27, 2007

Calls for New Nominations for Memory of the World International Register

UNESCO is inviting new nomination proposals for inscription on its Memory of the World International Register, a list of library collections and archive holdings of world significance, which was established in 1997 to promote documentary heritage of universal value.
Nominations should ideally be submitted through the National Commission for UNESCO or the Memory of the World National Committee in the country where it is located. Proposals should be based on the selection criteria listed in the General Guidelines to Safeguard Documentary Heritage, which stipulates that the most important criterion for inscription on the register is the universal significance of the documentary heritage.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is 31 March 2008 and no late submissions will be accepted.

1 comment:

John Daly said...

We can surely do better than the Wizard of Oz as an entry to the Memory of the World.

I would think the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution might be good selections.

The Library of Congress has some great collections.

Given the role of the United States in global technology, how about the papers of Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel Morse or the Wright Brothers? The Edison company early motion pictures and sound recordings?

The Slave Naratives archives?

Walt Whitman's Notebooks?