UNESCO Education UIL

Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada

Information Resource Centre

The Commonwealth of Learning is an international organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education resources and technologies. The Commonwealth of Learning is helping developing nations to improve access to quality education and training. The Information Resource Centre provides reference and information retrieval service to staff, consultants, clients and official visitors.

Areas of Specialization:

Distance education

User Profile:

staff; consultants; clients; official visitors

Contact Information

Address:

1055 West Hastings Street, Suit 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9
Canada

Phone:
(+1–604) 775 8200
Fax:
(+1–604) 775 8210
Contact person:
Amy Monaghan, Information Resource Centre Manager

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1989
Parent Organisation:
Commonwealth of Learning
Director:
Sir John Daniel
Information staff:
1
Countries Served:
Canada
Working Languages:
English

Collection

Books and Documents:
6.000 (print)
Documents online:
35.000
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
200
Multimedia materials:
800
Annual growth of Collection:
500

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2)
Classification System
Library of Congress
Indexing Tool
LCSH/UNESCO Thesaurus
Database Software
Besteller

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided