International Association for the Development of Documentation, Libraries and Archives in Africa
Association internationale pour le développement de la documentation, des bibliothèques et des archives en Afrique (AIDBA)
13 Sep 1957, Saint-Louis (Senegal), as Association for the Development of Public Libraries in Africa -- Association pour le développement des bibliothèques publiques en Afrique (ADBPA). Name changed to Association internationale pour le développement des bibliothèques en Afrique, 8 Jun 1960. Present name adopted 1967. Also referred to as Association internationale pour le développement de la documentation, bibliothèques, archives et musées en Afrique. Statutes amended: 1972, 1976, 1978. No recent activity reported since 1993.
Group together all people aware of and interested in the significance of documents, in order to coordinate their action for the safeguarding of archives and the development of libraries, documentation centres and museums in Africa; encourage the writing of African history from oral sources; and participate in the education of both young people and adults; promote a regular exchange of experience in the field gained by African countries, through conferences and other events; publicize related activities.
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Central Committee, consisting of International Executive Bureau (President-General; Secretary-General; Executive Secretary; General Treasurer; Financial Controller; Editor; Legal Adviser) and Presidents of Working Committees and Regional Offices. Working Committees: Regulations, Organization, Methodology, Finance and Information; Libraries; Documentation; Archives; Museums; Professional Training, Qualifications and Union Affairs; Cultural and Educational Environment and Use of Documentary Information; Cooperation. Regional Offices: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central.
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