International and National Organisations
The first part of this section identifies key international and national organisations involved with records or archives management or other fields related to the topics discussed in the MPSR modules. The second part includes information about selected national archival institutions, particularly those with active publications or international assistance programmes. Entries in each section are in alphabetical order by the name of the organisation.
Where addresses and contact numbers are available, this information is included. Toll free telephone numbers have also been shown (these begin with +1 800 or +1 888), even though they may only be accessible within the country identified. In some cases, only website information is available and so only this has been shown.
See the last lesson of each individual module in this study programme for information on associations or organisations related specifically to the topics addressed in that module.
Professional Associations and Organisations
American Society for Information Science (ASIS)
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 501
Silver Spring, MD
Tel: +1 301 495 0900
Fax: +1 301495 0810
ASIS brings together diverse streams of knowledge, focusing what might be disparate approaches into novel solutions to common problems. ASIS bridges the gaps not only between disciplines but also between the research that drives and the practices that sustain new developments. ASIS counts among its membership some 4,000 information specialists from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry and education; individuals who share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyses, manages, archives and disseminates information.
Association of Canadian Archivists