TRAC­ING THE ROLE OF THE COM­MIS­SION ON AU­DIT MEM­O­RA­BILIA ROOM

Ross T. Bachiller

PLAI Congress 2018 Program - - POSTER SESSION -

Com­mis­sion on Au­dit Email ad­dress: ross­[email protected] Ab­stract

The COA Li­brary ini­ti­ates to de­velop aware­ness on COA his­tory through the COA Mem­o­ra­bilia. In or­der to meet the needs of mem­o­ra­bilia ex­hi­bi­tion, an ef­fi­cient and work­able de­sign process is im­por­tant in or­der to nur­ture such aware­ness and en­sure the qual­ity of the ex­hi­bi­tion. The de­sign should in­clude a new lay­out for the ex­hi­bi­tion that will ben­e­fit the vis­i­tors (i.e., di­plo­mats, au­di­tors, stu­dents, re­searchers, etc.).

The COA Mem­o­ra­bilia was es­tab­lished in Oc­to­ber 21, 1985 (MDO Of­fice Or­der No. 85-15). Since most of the pic­tures in the Old Mem­o­ra­bilia Room were de­stroyed in the 1992 fire, for­mer Chair­man Celso Gan­gan is­sued an un­num­bered me­moran­dum dated Fe­bru­ary 19, 1996 to re­vive the COA Mem­o­ra­bilia Room. It is presently lo­cated at the COA’s Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment Cen­ter (PDC) and serves as the Com­mis­sion’s ex­hi­bi­tion space fea­tur­ing col­lec­tions of the past Au­di­tor Generals, Chair­per­sons, and Com­mis­sion­ers of the Com­mis­sion, such as paint­ings, me­men­tos, and of­fice para­pher­na­lia dur­ing their re­spec­tive tenures.

Ques­tion­naires were dis­trib­uted to COA em­ploy­ees to de­ter­mine the us­age aware­ness and im­por­tance of the col­lec­tion con­tained in the COA Mem­o­ra­bilia. In­ter­views were con­ducted with the past Di­rec­tors who su­per­vised the said Mem­o­ra­bilia Room, as well as with the li­brar­i­ans. Re­sults were an­a­lyzed and con­clu­sions as well as rec­om­men­da­tions are pro­vided.

Key­words: mem­o­ra­bilia; her­itage; in­for­ma­tion; knowl­edge; preser­va­tion

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