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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

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
Early English Text Society / Oxford, UK / Est. 1864
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, India / Est. 1990
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, 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, 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, Italy / Est. 1971
Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution / Bad Arolsen, Germany / Est. 1943
European Documentation Centres / Est. 1963
Ecole de bibliothécaires, archivistes et documentalistes / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 1963
Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1988
Red Europea de Información y Documentación sobre América Latina / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1989
Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
Judaica Europeana / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 2010
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
Centre for International Documentation on Organized and Economic Crime, Cambridge / Cambridge, UK / Est. 1989
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
Mundaneum / Mons, Belgium
Centro de Referencia Cientifica y Tecnológica para América Latina y el Caribe / Miami FL, USA
Information and Documentation Centre on the Council of Europe / Prague, Czech Rep / Est. 1992
Centre for International Information and Documentation, Barcelona / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1973
Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient für Gegenwartsbezogene Forschung und Dokumentation / Mainz, Germany / Est. 1994
Centre de documentation Tiers-monde de Paris / Paris, France / Est. 1980
International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials / Marburg, Germany / Est. 2000
Association for the Documentation, Preservation and Enhancement of the Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage / Palermo, Italy / Est. 2006
Arab Centre for Agricultural Documentation / Khartoum, Sudan / Est. 1981
International Documentation Centre for Plastic Expressions / Est. 1963

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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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