(24 September 2014) Dr. Dianne Heriot, President of the Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP), launched the Association’s new website in July 2014.
The website is the result of nine months’ collaboration and work by the APLAP Executive. For the first time in APLAP’s 24 year history, all of the Association’s resources and documents have been brought together in one place. The website is also designed to serve as a communication hub for Parliamentary Libraries in Asia and the Pacific.
The Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP) was founded in 1990 to encourage cooperation and knowledge sharing between bodies that provide library and research services to Parliaments in Asia and the Pacific. APLAP considers matters affecting the common interests of Parliamentary Libraries in the region, develops and shares methods and techniques to improve services provided to members of parliament, and organises conferences and training days.
National and State or Provincial legislatures from almost 40 countries are represented in APLAP’s membership, and APLAP is an International Association member of IFLA.
The website offers news, the APLAP constitution and Executive Committee and well as conference papers all of which can be accessed from here.