Arab League Documentation and Information Centre (ALDOC)

Centre de documentation et d'information de la Ligue des Etats arabes

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1980 Tunis Tunisia


1980, Tunis (Tunisia), as a Regional Information System and Data-Bank of the D-XD2903 - League of Arab States (LAS) following adoption of a resolution in 1978, and reiteration of this decision, 1980, following new studies. So as to use the latest technology and the best international expertise available, the Arab League sought and obtained assistance from the E-XE3382 - UNDP. The ALDOC project, based on a 5-year plan, was signed at a Tripartite meeting of the Arab League, UNDP and UNESCO (as the executing agency) in 1980. Initial studies and establishment activities began in 1981, and the project started in 1982. Transferred, 1991, to Egypt, following adoption, 1990, of LAS resolutions 4983 and 5043. ALDOC is the Coordinating Centre for the Arab Information System Network (ARIS-NET). Ceased to exist.


'Long Range Objectives': Provide information support to LAS and its organizations; develop a regional centre for documents, data and information in fields relevant to the Arab region, especially political, economic, social and security developments; represent and promote thoughts, aspirations and movement towards Arab unity and the integrated development of the Arab nation, making reference, referral and on-line services available to Arab countries; promote unified Arab action and foster cooperation and coordination among Arab information and documentation centres; in harmony with international and regional information systems and agencies, develop information infrastructure and maximize information transfer capability in the region. 'Current Main Functions': Sift, select, collect, process, store, retrieve and disseminate the latest world information relevant to political, economic, social and security developments of the Arab region; create a data-bank of bibliographic, statistical and other non-bibliographic information of vital interest to the Arab region from Arab and international sources, providing on-line and off-line services; collect, process and create a data-base of documents and data of the Arab League and its specialized organizations, and of the Arab countries; make these services available to contributing organizations and countries; promote development of ARIS-NET and other Arab information networks, at local, national and regional levels, to facilitate communication and exchange of data and information among Arab countries and international information networks; create a dynamic information system using the latest techniques and technology; provide guidelines, standards and training to enhance the technical capability of the information cadre in ALDOC in particular and the Arab region in general.


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Director Planning, Follow up and Office Administration. Technical Advisory Services. 'Information Processing Department' Collection Development: Policy Scanning Selection, Documents Acquisition and Control, Periodicals Acquisition and Control, Gift, Exchange and Deposits; Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control; Subject Analysis and Control: Classification Indexing Abstracting, ALDOC Thesaurus Development and Control; Press-Clippings System Scannings and Selection, Processing, Filing and Storage and Weeding, Non Bibliographic Data-Files: Meetings, Conferences and Institutions, Personalities and Experts, Arab Country Profiles, Special Data Bases of Secretary General; Information Systems and Standards, Training and Development, Audio-Visual Laboratory; Micro-Graphics and Reprography: Microfilm Processing and Development, Reprography and Printing; Computer Technology: Systems Operation and Management, Systems Analysis and Programming, Data Entry, Editing and Publication Services, Information Services, Network Department, Arab League and UN Documents, Microfilm and Audio-Visual Collections; Press-Clippings System: Retrieval and Services Document Circulation and Loan Services, Enquiry Services on-line Services, Current Awareness, Retrospective Search and Biblio Services; Copying; Training and Technical Cooperation Services.


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