ERIC Number: ED434989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Developing a Network of Adult Learning Documentation and Information Services. Directory of Members = Repertoire des Membres = Directorio de los Miembros = Mitgliederverzeichnis.
This directory contains profiles of 89 adult education documentation and information services worldwide that are interested in international cooperation and networking. The foreword and executive summary are in English, French, Spanish, and German. These are followed by a discussion of the survey that collected information contained in the directory. The main entry section contains the 89 services listed alphabetically by name. Each entry is presented in a format that includes some or all of the following: name; address; telephone number, fax number, e-mail address; homepage address; contact name(s); brief description; basic institutional data (year of foundation, director, size of documentation and information staff, countries served, working languages); size and type of collection (areas of specialization, books and documents, periodicals received annually, multimedia or audiovisual materials, annual growth of collection); methods of data management (cataloging rules, classification system, indexing tools/thesaurus, methods of data processing, electronic database software, external online access); information and publications profile; services and special activities (information services provided, studies and surveys in preparation, special activities, networking); user profile; challenges and obstacles in carrying out the work; strategies and perspectives to improve services; and role envisaged within the network of networks. Appendixes include five indexes--areas of specialization; countries covered; countries where services are located; regions where services are located; and working languages. Annexes include lists of databases with external online access, homepage addresses, and a worksheet. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Community Development, Database Producers, Databases, Distance Education, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Information Networks, Information Services, Intercultural Communication, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Management Information Systems, Nonformal Education, Research Tools, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: German Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology, Berlin.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.