Saturday, January 23, 2010

News About Haiti from International Federation of Library Associations

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has up-to-date news about the situation of libraries in Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit the country earlier this month:
"The Bibliothèque Nationale d'Haïti has sustained heavy damage from the earthquake, but has not collapsed. Historic preservation architects will eventually examine the state of the building, but of course only after the most essential structures (hospitals, sanitation, etc.) are first dealt with."

"St Gonzague's patrimonial Library is completely destroyed (...)"

"The Library of St. Martial–which possess manuscripts from the 17th through 19th century–has also sustained heavy structural damage and will require rescue intervention. The Library of the University Quisqueya was also severely damaged by the earthquake."
The article also describes the immediate bibliographic needs for Haitian university libraries.

Don't forget to donate to Haitian earthquake relief.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 2:37 pm

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