OREALC, the UNESCO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, founded in 1963 to represent and execute UNESCO's objectives in the Region, maintains an extensive educational documentation and information service. Although not exclusively specialized in adult education, increasing attention is given to adult literacy and basic education, out-of-school education of youth, human rights and to the culture of peace. Ready to participate actively in the Network of Networks as the node for adult education in Latin America and the Caribbean, OREALC has a Digital Library with the objective of providing the adult education research community with information published in this office in Spanish.
UNESCO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC)
Knowledge Management Section
300 videos and CD-ROMs
Methods of Data Management
UNESCO: IBE Education Thesaurus; UNESCO Thesaurus
Services and Special Activites
Responding to requests; compiling bibliographies; searching internal and external databases; document delivery; inter-library loan; selective dissemination of information (via email); distribution of database to other libraries; database in CD-ROM and Internet: Latino V, Bancos Bibliográficos Latinoamericanos y de el Caribe V.
Document collection; document dissemination; publication. Training OREALC's staff in the use of new technologies used by the center. Development and creation of Documentation Centres to help NGOs to organize their information.
HURIDOCS (network of human rights); networks of Documentation Center of NGO's and Chilean universities; ALADIN; educa-dh network.
Research on Internet and education in Latin America and the Caribbean. Implementing a database: EDWEB containing websites on education. Collaborating with REDUC in the Research "State of the art of adult and youth education in Latin America as part of the process of CONFINTEA follow up (OREALC-UIE).
- Lack of personnel in information technology.
- Putting most of their documents on-line on their website;
- Strengthen focus on culture of peace and human rights;
- Improve new technology equipment and facilities;
- Online database in LATINO (Universidad de Colima) website;
- Publications online (virtual documentation center).
- To participate as a Latin American and Caribbean node, delivering bibliographies related to adult education, adolescents, gender education, human rights, discrimination, etc. via e-Mail, especially in Spanish.
Enrique Delpiano 2058
Providencia (Pza. Pedro de Valdivia)