ERIC Number: ED231399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
A Simple Guide to Managing a Resource Center on Non-Formal Education for Development. Manual Series #1.
Mason, Anne L.; Schleuter, Lynn
This manual, the first in a series of practical, "how-to" publications, describes the experiences of the Non-Formal Education Information Center (NFEIC) in setting up and maintaining a specialized resource center for print materials related to nonformal education and development. A description of the NFEIC is followed by an outline of the classification system used in the 7,000-document library. Explanations are provided for (1) cataloging documents (assigning a catalog number, determining cross references, recording other information on the document and the document source); (2) preparing catalog cards (subject/author/title, project/program, publishing organization cards, organization cross-reference cards, and organization/subject cards); (3) filing cards (subject/cross reference, author, title, project/program, organization-subject, "Z" files, and publishing organization files); and (4) locating information in the library (looking for a specific document, documents on a specific subject, information on specific projects/programs, names of organizations involved in special activity areas, descriptive information about an organization and materials related to a particular country). Appendices provide on-call, loan and photocopying policy statements, a photocopy request form, and a library cataloging checklist. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Non-Formal Education Information Center.