1 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
2 University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2020 Proceedings
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 4566-4571
ISBN: 978-84-09-24232-0
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2020.0999
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
The relevance of the problem of creating an eco-chemical model for university, postgraduate professional and continuing education for the preservation of written cultural heritage is conditioned by the existing global trends in the creation of a modern, new ecological model for managing the processes of “preservation and protection of the written cultural heritage in Bulgaria” in the context of deepening the processes of globalization, which for countries like ours are related to the manifestation of a series of adverse processes and changes.

These trends, triggered by globalization, are widespread in our country without the appropriate maturity of public relations and institutions, without a suitable socio-economic climate, and without specialists trained to participate in the new conditions. There is a growing awareness of the poor state of lifelong learning in our country reflecting the lack of attention to assessment and monitoring of standards in this regard, as well as the lack of capacity of high-level professionals for training in the diverse and dynamic sociocultural environment, in the limited time spent on education in the field of written cultural heritage, in the absence of broad-ranging and balanced educational and cultural programs and other unconventional and alternative forms of education.

Offering effective integrated programs for preservation, protection and promotion of valuable documentary national resources of cultural and historical significance in the field of university, vocational and continuing education and training is a key factor in preserving the memory of the Bulgarian nation.
Preserving the written heritage is a constant challenge for the institutions and professionals responsible for safeguarding it. Efforts are focused on identifying agents that cause documents to be destroyed and preventive measures implemented. With each passing day, the activity of protecting and preserving the written heritage, known as “conservation and restoration”, is gaining in importance and authority. In recent years, besides the classic methods of conservation, there have also been some that can be defined with the concept of “innovative and environmentally friendly methods of conservation”.

In order to achieve the set goals and the related tasks, a comprehensive methodology has been applied in the study covering the following scientific methods and techniques as exploring models and good practices, the method of systematic analysis in decomposing the storage and preservation system into its individual elements in order to determine their specific features and their interrelations, etc.

Among the goals set in this report are to present the opportunities for continuous training in the field of cultural institutions in order to enhance the qualifications and skills of teaching and research staff, to explore and present the conditions for creating an innovative educational and communication information environment contributing to the improvement of the main building blocks for training in the field of documentary heritage conservation, etc.

There is not enough expertise in Bulgaria, not always the experience and results are published and become available to the information specialists in Bulgaria. This necessitates the need for a comprehensive study of the problem posed to safeguard Bulgaria’s documentary heritage in all its diversity.
Preservation, conservation, restoration, written cultural heritage, postgraduate professional and continuing education.