Association des responsables des bibliothèques et centres de documentation universitaires et de recherche d'expression française (ABCDEF)

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Aug 1989, Paris (France), by Université des réseaux d'expression française (UREF), during Annual General Conference of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Restructured Nov 1994, Fort-de-France (Martinique). Ceased to exist May 2003 due to lack of finances.


Participate in the setting up and development of a scientific policy for the French-speaking environment; promote collection, treatment and dissemination of scientific and technical information in French-speaking countries of North and South; strengthen links among French-speaking university and research libraries and documentation centres; promote access to documents and use of new information technology; contribute to training of professionals and users in information systems.

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Consultancy service; workshops; initial and continuing professional training; research; publishing activity. Awards fellowships to attend congresses.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

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Members in 27 countries
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