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Doudou Sall Gaye

Vice President of the ICA-SPO

Doudou Sall Gaye

Executive member of the Steering Committee of the Sports Archives Section (ICA / SPO).

He holds a degree in Information and Communication Sciences from the School of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists (EBAD) at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (2002). He received his doctorate in Information and Communication Sciences, specializing in Documentation, in Paris, at the University of Paris 8.

He is currently a member of the International Archives Council (ICA), the Steering Committee of the Sports Archives Section (ICA / SPO) and the Senegalese Association of Archivists, Librarians and Documentalists (ASBAD).

He has directed and participated in numerous document management projects. In 1991, he dealt with the processing and automation of the archives of the Mali Federation, in the National Archives of Senegal. He was also responsible for organising and managing the archives of the Aristide Le Dantenc University Hospital in Dakar from 1992 to 1996, and years later from Grand Yoff General Hospital. Between 2002 and 2005, he was in charge of the Documentation Centre and the archives of the European Commission delegation in Dakar, and then in charge of the Information and Documentation Centre for Employment (CIDE) of the Directorate of Employment within the Ministry of Civil Service, Labour, Employment and Professional Organizations of Senegal. Since 2012, he is responsible for organising and managing the archives of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

His publications include:

« L’utilisation des NTIC à la Bibliothèque Universitaire de l’UCAD: cas de la section juridique » (Use of ICT in the UCAD University Library: legal section), bachelor’s degree final research project (2002).

« Le Projet FORCIIR de l’EBAD: une situation de synergies entre E-learning et sciences de l’information – documentation » (The FORCIIR Project: Synergies between E-learning and information sciences – documentation), master’s degree final research project (2008).

« La valorisation des ressources documentaires du Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances du Sénégal: la création de la base de données “ARCMEF” » (The enhancement of the documentary resources of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Senegal: The creation of the “ARCMEF” database), master’s degree final project (2009).

« Les impacts des TIC dans la formation aux métiers de l’information en Afrique de l’Ouest: cas du Sénégal », (The Impacts of ICT in Information Technology Training in West Africa: The Senegal case), doctoral thesis in Information and Communication Sciences.


“Presentation of new ICA/SPO materials”»


Problem and goal

  • What is a directory?
  • What is a directory for? 
  • Why a directory for the ICA SPO? 
  • How?


What is a directory?

  • A directory is like a database, in other words, information can be entered and queried. Its main features are that it allows access to data through multi-criteria searches.
  • Diverse types of data can appear in an electronic directory:
  1. Telephone directory of members
  2. List of material resources or an inventory of funds
  3. Managers and their contact details
  4. Physical addresses and geographic locations…


What is a directory for?

  • The need for a central directory stems from two main issues:
  1. The purpose of the directory is, on the one hand, to make the data accessible to interested parties (as long as they have the right to consult this information).
  2. It also enables these same people to update some of this data.


Why a directory for the ICA SPO?

  • The ICA SPO has decided to create an international directory of sport archives including information on all those people and professionals who are responsible for preserving sport archives around the world. This project is the result of the ICA SPO’s desire to locate and, above all, protect this valuable heritage.
  • After these archive centres have been surveyed, they will be mapped to determine the quality and quantity of the resources available.
  • The third step will be to publish the data on the ICA website, where it will be regularly updated.


ICA SPO Directory: how?

  • Step 1: We will send an easy-to-complete questionnaire to all targeted individuals and organisations via Google docs and a simple link.
  • The responses received will be automatically entered into a database.
  • After we have processed this data, we will have a detailed directory (location, address, contact details of the people responsible, the legal status, as well as the volume of these sport archives).
  • The directory will be updated every 2 years.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zveJfj8kM3N3t7hUSTMvjyZyWkngmNSsLj5bJ5rOqJE/edit