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Documentation is any communicable material that is used to describe, explain or instruct regarding some attributes of an object, system or procedure, such as its parts, assembly, installation, maintenance and use. As a form of knowledge management and knowledge organization, documentation can be provided on paper, online, or on digital or analog media, such as audio tape or CDs. Examples are user guides, white papers, online help, and quick-reference guides. Paper or hard-copy documentation has become less common. Documentation is often distributed via websites, software products, and other online applications.

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Organizations relating to Documentation

Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers / Liverpool, UK / Est. 1984
Association for Intelligent Information Management / Silver Spring MD, USA / Est. 1945
European Society for Textual Scholarship / Borås, Sweden / Est. 2001
Early English Text Society / Oxford, UK / Est. 1864
International Association for Sports Information / Belconnen ACT, Australia / Est. 1960
International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage / Athens, Greece / Est. 1969
Ecumenical Documentation and Information Centre in Southern Africa / Est. 1987
Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes / Est. 2001
European Institute for Health Records / Ghent, Belgium
European Coordination Committee on Human Rights Documentation / Lund, Sweden
Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1952
Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1979
Ecole de bibliothécaires, archivistes et documentalistes / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 1963
Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation / Vienna, Austria
Judaica Europeana / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 2010
Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1964
Dokumentations- und Informationszentrum Menschenrechte in Lateinamerika / Nürburg, Germany
Centre international de documentation et d'échanges de la Francophonie - L'Agora francophone internationale / Sainte-Foy QC, Canada / Est. 1984
Centre for Documentation and Exploration of the International Language / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1967
International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers / Houston TX, USA / Est. 1971
International Centre for Study and Documentation - Istituto Paolo VI / Concesio, Italy / Est. 1979
Recherches et documentation juridiques africaines / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1995
Centre de recherche et de documentation sur l'Amérique Latine / Paris, France / Est. 1968
International Centre for the Documentation and Research of Basketball, Alcobendas / Alcobendas, Spain
International Records Management Trust / London, UK / Est. 1989
Centre for Peace and Arms Control Studies and Documentation - Archivio Disarmo / Rome, Italy / Est. 1982
Documentation for Action Groups in Asia / Mongkok, Hong Kong / Est. 1973
Réseau d'information Tiers-Monde des centres de documentation pour le développement / Paris, France / Est. 1985
Institut de documentation et de recherche sur la paix / Villejuif, France
Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre, Vienna / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1993
Information and Documentation Centre on the Council of Europe / Prague, Czechia / Est. 1992
Centre for International Information and Documentation, Barcelona / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1973
Centre de documentation Tiers-monde de Paris / Paris, France / Est. 1980
International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials / Marburg, Germany / Est. 2000
Arab Centre for Agricultural Documentation / Khartoum, Sudan / Est. 1981
International Documentation Centre for Plastic Expressions / Est. 1963
European Cooperation in Social Science Information and Documentation
Fédération des associations d'archivistes, bibliothécaires, documentalistes de la Caraïbe
International Committee for the Publication of Documents on European History / Paris, France / Est. 1968
International Association of Documentalists and Information Officers / Est. 1962
Arab Council for Communication, Information Research and Documentation
International Association for the Development of Documentation, Libraries and Archives in Africa / Est. 1957
Latin American Society for the History of Sciences and Technology / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1982
West African Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists / Est. 1975
International Federation of Human Rights Archives and Documentation Centers / Budapest, Hungary
International Office of Fishing Documentation / Est. 1907
Commission internationale de standardisation du matériel sanitaire / Est. 1928
International Association of Information and Documentation in Public Administration / Est. 1983
Association of European Document Exchanges / Iver, UK
International Office of Hunting Documentation / Est. 1908

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World Problems relating to Documentation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Historical misrepresentation
Destruction of historic documents and public archives
Inaccessible religious records
Vulnerability of high technology systems
Film and cinema censorship
Historical forgery
Incorrect information
Foreign currency manipulations in accounting records of transnational corporations
Fraudulent acquisition or use of passports
Corruption of documents
Secrecy of medical facts and records
Records destruction by transnational enterprises
Deterioration of stored documents and archives

Action Strategies relating to Documentation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Documenting occupational hazards
Documenting conflict
Monitoring human rights violations
Networking information centres
Maintaining agricultural genetics database
Disseminating information on remedial strategies
Withholding records
Documenting population trends
Investigating war crimes
Expanding electronic libraries
Maintaining database on plant genetic resources
Managing patent documentation
Documenting human development
Preserving public archives
Producing universal declaration on sustainability
Developing networked documentation services in social sciences
Exchanging scientific knowledge
Translating texts
Keeping needed financial records
Recording cultural information
Documenting hazards to human health
Maintaining library
Documenting torture
Producing declaration on habitat preservation

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