ACPAD (Australian Centre for Publications Acquired for Development)

GPO Box 2006
ACT 2601
Phone: (61 6) 2858 222
Fax: (61 6) 2853 036
Contact: Robyn Stokes, Manager
Officers: Information not available.
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Overseas Offices: Information not available.
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General Description:

The Australian Centre for Publications Acquired for Development (ACPAD) collects surplus quality books and journals in Australia for distribution to academic institutions in Southeast Asia and Indo-China. Libraries participating in this programme are invited to select appropriate items from circulated lists of material available for donation.

Project Description:

The central ACPAD programme, currently operating in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos is funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) through IDP Education Australia.

Materials offered: new books, remaindered books, used books, back runs of journals, audio-visual materials, microfiches, CD-ROM donation

Irregular shipments are also provided to countries outside the central programme with funds provided by the International Cultural Relations Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australian diplomatic missions.

As a well known book donation scheme with a proven shipping mechanism, ACPAD can be called upon to collect and ship donations of library material on behalf of other funding agencies. A small administrative fee to cover staff costs is levied in addition to the costs of freight. There is no charge made for publications.

Donors include Australian tertiary institutions, business houses, professional societies, libraries and individuals. Each year an average of 200 offer lists are circulated to libraries overseas with over 3,000 cartons of publications shipped to more than 70 institutions.

AusAID has announced the extension of the ACPAD project for a further three years to 96/97.

Donation Sources: Information not available
Citation: International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications

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