[OAJP] Submission of new nomination proposals for inscription on the Memory of the World Register

Puna Das puna_05 at yahoo.co.in
Tue Oct 31 19:27:14 IST 2006


Submission of new nomination proposals for inscription
on the Memory of the World Register:
Last date for Submission: 31 March 2008

These new proposals will be examined during the
2008/2009 session of the International Advisory
Committee Meeting of the Memory of the World
Programme.

Question: How do I submit a nomination?
Answer: Nominations for the Register may be submitted
by any person or organization, including governments
and NGOs. However, priority will be given to
nominations made by or through the relevant regional
or national Memory of the World committee, where one
exists, or failing that, through the relevant UNESCO
National Commission. 
As a general rule, single nominations will be limited
to two per country every two years, however, two or
more countries may put forward joint nominations where
collections are divided among several owners or
custodians. In cases where the heritage exists in
several locations, or has several owners or
custodians, full details of each component, owner or
custodian should be provided. The nomination should
also be submitted jointly in the name, and with the
documented support, of all involved parties. There is
no limit on the number of such nominations, or on the
number of partners involved. 
The listing of documentary heritage in a Memory of the
World register has no prima face legal or financial
consequence. It does not formally affect ownership,
custody or use of the material.

The documentary heritage nominated must be finite and
precisely defined; broad, general or open-ended
nominations will not be accepted. The Register cannot
include all the records in public and private
archives, no matter how important those bodies or
individuals may be. Repositories should nominate for
inclusion on the Register only those documents that
are clearly of world significance. Once added to the
Memory of the World Register, the document group
cannot be varied or redefined over time. Having
accepted this principle, however, the fugitive nature
of some materials - such as audiovisual carriers has
to be recognized: sometimes, what survives over time
may be the content rather than the decaying original
carrier. 

Nominations must follow the format prescribed in the
Nomination Form, available at:
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/admin/ev.php?URL_ID=4478&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1100767774

The following minimum information is to be supplied
with nominations of documentary heritage for the
Memory of the World International Register. In the
case of documentary heritage which exists in several
locations, or several owners or custodians, full
details of each component, owner or custodian are to
be provided. 

The Memory of the World International Register of the
Memory of the World Programme cannot include all the
records in public and private archives, no matter how
important those bodies or individuals may be. A large
proportion of the records are concerned with local,
national and, sometimes, regional issues. Repositories
should nominate for inclusion on the Memory of the
World International Register only those documents that
are clearly of world significance. The nomination may
consist of a complete fonds, a sous-fonds, series or
groups of records or even a single document within a
collection. Once added to the Register, the document
group cannot be varied or redefined over time. Having
accepted this principle, however, the fugitive nature
of some materials - such as audio-visual carriers has
to be recognized: sometimes, what survives over time
may be the content rather than the decaying original
carrier. 

Nominations and any supporting information should be
sent to: 

Mrs Joie SPRINGER 
Memory of the World Programme 
UNESCO Information Society Division 
1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris, France 
E-mail:j.springer at unesco.org   

and 

Mrs Annick ONGOUYA 
Memory of the World Programme 
UNESCO Information Society Division 
1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris, France 
E-mail:a.ongouya at unesco.org

Asia/Pacific Regional Committee for Memory of the
World Programme Website
http://www.unesco.mowcap.org 

Memory of the World Programme Website
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1538&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html


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