AUC's Rare Books and Special Collections Library Accepts 2022 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize in South Korea
AUC’s Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT) won the 2022 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize for the decades of preservation work carried out by the Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL). Representatives from the library accepted the prize in South Korea on September 2.
The Prize was created in 2004 to commemorate the inscription of the Buljo jikji simche yojeol — the oldest known book of moveable metal print in the world — on the Memory of the World International Register.
The prestigious ceremony was held at Cheongju city in the presence of the Egyptian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Khaled Abdel Rahman.
The library is thrilled to be a recipient of this biennial award, noting the efforts of the RBSCL team that identifies, keeps, preserves and shares the records and the stories of those who have changed the world. The library hopes that the prize will highlight its numerous special collections to scholars, researchers and the public.