The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) participated in the 5th Advancing Libraries, Archives, and Museums (ALAM) seminar-workshop with the theme “Honoring the Past, Honing the Future,” organized by the University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UP LSAA). This year’s ALAM was held last April 13-15, 2016 at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila.
Maria Cecilia Ayson, FHL’s Associate Manager for Library Services, was invited to speak at ALAM 2016 to share FHL’s best practices in digitizing its collections in various media formats, as well as in providing access and promotion of the library collection. The rest of the FHL team also attended ALAM 2016, which aimed to “help 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.”
Delegates from FHL with filmmaker and historian Mr. Nick Deocampo, one of the speakers
FHL, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has been a pioneer in digitizing library collections in the country, as part of its mission to preserve and promote accessibility to learning resources on Philippine culture and heritage for the present and future generations. Among FHL’s digitized collections are the Retrato photo archive, Presidential Papers of President Elpidio Quirino, personal and wartime papers of President Manuel L. Quezon, Filipiniana rare books, Himig collection of Filipino music, and Ulahingan chants from the Silliman University collection.