Lasallian Librarians Attended ALAM 2016

Donna Lyn G. Labangon, Archives Coordinator and Vivian C. Soriente, Filipiniana Librarian attended the 5th Advancing Libraries, Archives and Museums (ALAM) Seminar-Workshop entitled “Honoring the Past, Honing the Future: Bridging History and Technology through Libraries, Archives, and Museums” on 13-15 April 2016 at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila.

This seminar-workshop aims to help libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) recognize their roles in nation building by making the most to harmonize the use of technology and innovative systems in preserving and propagating the nation’s cultural identity. It was formally opened by a keynote address from Professor Brendan Luyt of Nanyang Technological University with the theme, “Returning to the Fundamentals in Libraries, Archives and Museums.”

One of the sessions focused on the Philippine experience of preserving collections and cultural heritage wherein resource speakers discussed the history, mandate and functions of The National Library, The National Museum, and The National Archives. Other interesting topics were mobile things in LAMs, developing management systems for special collections, setting-up a special collection, digitization practices of the Filipinas Heritage Library, and the role of LAMs in writing history of the Philippines.