International Workshop on the Development and Implementation of Online National Bibliographies in French-Speaking West Africa

IFLA together with the Direction Nationale des Bibliothèques et de la Documentation Bibliothèque nationale du Mali are carrying out a project to develop and hold a 5 day workshop on the Development and Implementation of Online National Bibliographies in French-Speaking West African Countries.

The project includes:

A five day workshop

The workshop will:

  1. Provide the state of the art of legislation and rules on legal deposit in the participating countries, bring out the African specificities and suggest improvements.
  2. Define a collection strategy for references to documents not covered by legal deposit or for which legal deposit has not been carried out.
  3. Study the IFLA recommendations, taking into account African specificities, especially in the field of multilingualism
  4. Study and use a tool for data management, and the creation and online production of a national bibliography
  5. Recommend a cost‐free software appropriate for the creation of an database
  6. Formulate recommendations for the creation and online production of national bibliographies taking into account the new recommendations for the creation and maintenance of national bibliographies from the IFLA Bibliographies Section
  7. Formulate recommendations for cooperation. Provide a model for use in other African countries    

Publication of the papers of the workshop

Papers presented at the workshop will be published and disseminated widely in French-Speaking West Africa. A report will also be made to relevant IFLA sections at the 2011 Congress in Puerto Rico.

Project reports and news 

Overview, report and recommendations from the project:

Technical Report  (English)

Projet Rapport Technique  (Français)

Project news:

LDP (Library Development Programme), Bibliography, Bibliography, ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme)

Last update: 5 October 2012