ERIC Number: ED235840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Documentation: Present and Future. Proceedings of an International Meeting (Florence, Italy, May 31-June 4, 1982).
Biblioteca di Documentazione Pedagogica, Florence (Italy).
The Library of Educational Documentation in Florence, Italy began work in 1980 on the establishment of an educational documentation system for Italy. Recognition of its role in this regard was accorded by the Regional Institutes for Educational Research, Innovation and Teacher Training (IRRSAE) and by the European Centre for Education (CEDE) in Frascati. The library envisages itself as a central point to which all organizations, researchers, scholars, and educators who are interested in educational problems can refer, confident of finding useful information and thereby avoiding repetitive research. With the acquisition of a large mainframe computer (IBM 370/148) in December 1981, the library began to establish an independent computerized system for the handling of educational documentation. In order to put this beginning effort on the strongest possible basis, the library decided to hold an international meeting on the subject of educational documentation and to invite speakers from other countries that had operational systems in this area. The proceedings of the meeting were envisaged as an opportunity for analysis and comparison that would benefit the Italian developmental efforts. Some of the major papers presented were: (1) A. M. Furtado, "The Present and the Future of the International Network for Educational Information"; (2) W. F. de Regt, "Eudised, a Decentralised System with a Common Thesaurus"; (3) S. Pissarro, "Information et Education: situation actuelle et perspectives. Le role du Centre National de Documentation Pedagogique (France)"; (4) E. Ekman, "Information on Actual Educational Research in Sweden and on Educational Documentation"; (5) W. E. de Regt, "Educational Policy Documentation in the Netherlands"; (6) A. Gwilliam, "Educational Documentation in the United Kingdom: Developments and Research"; (7) C. Hoover and T. Brandhorst, "Development and Current Status of the Educational Resources Information Center. A Model Bibliographic Control System Covering the Literature of Education in the United States"; (8) G. Biondi, "The Educational Documentation System in Italy: First Steps." (WTB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Biblioteca di Documentazione Pedagogica, Florence (Italy).