ESCWA Headquarters (Beirut Downtown, Lebanon)

The Lebanese Library Association (LLA) 6th Conference In partnership with Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and International Federation for Library Associations (IFLA/MENA) and (IFLA/MLAS)

14-16 May 2024

Conference 2024

Libraries are considered custodians of knowledge, as they contain treasures of cultural heritage related to each country. The digitization of a huge number of documents, including intangible heritage, is proceeding at an unparalleled pace, which is considered extremely important for the world in general and for local communities in particular, due to the abundance of opportunities available to discover information through the Internet.

Based on this fact, we look forward, in this scientific conference, to presenting initiatives for digitization projects, and the expertise of academic, public and specialized libraries dealing with digitization. In addition, the conference will address emerging Generative Artificial Intelligence tools like ChatGPT, Bing AI and Gemini AI, etc.. and their capabilities in identifying, discovering, and preserving images of cultural heritage.

Sub Themes Include

1. Digitization for Cultural Heritage Protection

2. Digitization of Manuscripts for Cultural Heritage Protection

3. Digitization for Cultural Heritage Protection in Lebanon

4. Initiatives for Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Intellectual Property

5. IFLA and Cultural Heritage Preservation

6. Technology and Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Protection

7. Safeguarding of Palestinian Cultural Heritage

8. IFLA MENA Advocacy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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