Archives et Bibliothèques de Belgique studies issues related to the profession of archivist and librarian. Also, the association aims at establishing close and lasting relationships between librarians and archivists. At international level, the association represents Belgium within the ICA (International Council on Archives).
The Journal is the association’s medium in which it publishes papers about archival science, library science and related disciplines. Both theoretical issues and technical (i.e. practical) problems such as conservation, selection, restoration, description and accessibility of archival documents or books are discussed. The association of course keeps up with new developments and current tendencies in the field of archives and libraries. However, its Journal may also contain articles about the history and organisation of specific archives creators and libraries, as well as contributions about the history and the richness of particular archival fonds or library collections, and biographical studies related to archivists, librarians, collectors or bibliophiles in general.