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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. 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

International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1951
Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers / Liverpool, UK / Est. 1984
International Committee for Animal Recording / Rome RM, Italy / Est. 1951
Association for Intelligent Information Management / Silver Spring MD, USA / Est. 1945
IBFD / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1938
Commonwealth Hansard Editors Association / London, UK / Est. 1984
European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1992
European Society for Textual Scholarship / Antwerp, Belgium / Est. 2001
Consortium for the Maintenance of the Text Encoding Initiative / Arlington MA, USA / Est. 2000
Early English Text Society / Oxford, UK / Est. 1864
Southern African Research and Documentation Centre / Harare Harare, Zimbabwe / Est. 1985
International Association for Sports Information / Belconnen ACT, Australia / Est. 1960
European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1977
International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage / Athens, Greece / Est. 1969
Ecumenical Documentation and Information Centre in Southern Africa / Est. 1987
South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre / Delhi Delhi, India / Est. 1990
East-Central European Documentation Centre on Naturism and Related Subjects / Ekali, Greece / Est. 1987
Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes / Est. 2001
Centre international de documentation Marguerite Yourcenar / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1989
Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1959
Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts / Rome RM, Italy / Est. 1984
European Institute for Health Records / Ghent, Belgium
European Coordination Committee on Human Rights Documentation / Lund, Sweden
Service of Documentation and Studies on Global Mission / Rome RM, Italy / Est. 1964
Pali Text Society / Bristol, UK / Est. 1881
Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1952
Centre International de Recherche et de Documentation sur les Traditions et les Langues Africaines / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Est. 1977
Agricultural Libraries Network / Rome RM, Italy / Est. 1971
Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution / Bad Arolsen, Germany / Est. 1943
European Documentation Centres / Est. 1963
Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International / Geneva GE, Switzerland / Est. 1979
Ecole de bibliothécaires, archivistes et documentalistes / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 1963
Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1988
PDG / Basel BS, Switzerland / Est. 1957
Red Europea de Información y Documentación sobre América Latina / Madrid Madrid, Spain / Est. 1989
Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
Union of International Associations / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1907
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
Centro de Informação e Documentação Amilcar Cabral / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1974
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 BS, 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 Madrid, Spain
International Records Management Trust / London, UK / Est. 1989

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World Problems relating to Documentation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

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

Action Strategies relating to Documentation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Disseminating information on world problems
Documenting world resources
Relating methods of human development
Documenting plant gene resources
Managing patent documentation
Exchanging scientific knowledge
Disseminating information on remedial strategies
Developing networked documentation services in social sciences
Maintaining agricultural genetics database
Expanding electronic libraries
Documenting population trends
Investigating war crimes
Studying microbiological sciences
Translating texts
Reporting United Nations conferences
Monitoring human rights violations
Documenting conflict
Networking information centres
Documenting occupational hazards
Withholding records
Documenting human development
Preserving public archives
Producing universal declaration on sustainability
Keeping needed financial records

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