International cooperation by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

Where
Canada
When
2020
Who
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BanQ [Québec Library and Archives])
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Direction 3 of BAnQ's 2016--2018 Strategic Plan involves playing an influential role as a benchmark documentary institution. The aim is to assert BAnQ's leadership and visibility in La Francophonie in terms of professional and scientific cooperation, particularly in the field of archives.

BAnQ wants to make the expertise of Quebec's archives teams available to other countries, both for the development of archival science and for the development of information technologies.

BAnQ wants to assess the needs of national documentary institutions in French-speaking countries in order to prepare a tailored service plan offering wider access to its digital collections or digitization training.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Curator and Director General of Quebec's Archives led a mission to Cote d'Ivoire on November 21 and 22, 2018. She delivered two speeches to an audience consisting mainly of Ivorian officials. She covered the following topics:

* The issue of records management in public administrations;
* The necessary collaboration between records managers and computer specialists.

The mission was also an opportunity to discuss the feasibility of establishing a general framework for cooperation between BAnQ and the Cote d'Ivoire General Directorate of the Treasury and Public Accounting on subjects falling within the scope of their respective missions and to formalize their intention to work together on joint projects. The content of the draft agreement is currently being reviewed by the parties.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
General Directorate of the Treasury and Public Accounting of Côte d’Ivoire
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO