The Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP), is a regional international organization, for the purpose of promoting understanding and cooperation among Asian-Pacific parliamentary libraries, and communicating the disciplines of modernized parliamentary librarianship, congressional research as well as legislative information systems and services. The origin of this professional and interesting organization could be traced back to the Workshop of the Parliamentary Libraries Section of the General Conference of IFLA in Sydney, Australia in August 1988. In keeping with the Workshop's theme, the participants from the Asian and Pacific parliaments decided that an association should be formed to help promote cooperative activities amongst them. 

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