The IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) was officially was officially created during the IFLA annual conference in Nairobi in 1984 to focus efforts on issues of preservation and initiate worldwide cooperation for the preservation of library materials.
PAC has one major goal: to ensure that library and archive materials, published and unpublished, in all formats, will be preserved in accessible form for as long as possible according to the following principles :

*preservation is essential to the survival and development of culture and scholarship;
*international cooperation is a key principle;
*each country must accept responsibility for the preservation of its own publications.

IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)
Director: Ms Christiane Baryla
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse - La Joie par les livres
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris cedex 13, France
Tel. +33 (0)1 53 79 59 70