UNESCO Education UIL

Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos (INEA)

Centro de Documentación Paulo Freire, Mexico

INEA’s Documentation Centre – named Paulo Freire Documentation Centre – holds a very comprehensive collection of adult education publications conceived primarily to give information and consultancy support to INEA staff members in conducting research and programme activities. The Documentation Centre’s information strategies, however, reach out far beyond INEA staff members. The Documentation Centre is linked to the inter–library loan system and maintains a publications exchange with some 230 institutions in Mexico and abroad. Analytical documentation products, derived from the content of the Centre’s holdings, are widely disseminated nationally and internationally.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Education, Social sciences

User Profile:

Researchers; students; adult educators

Contact Information

Address:

Francisco Márquez No 160 P B
Col. Condesa
Delegación Cuauhtémoc, 06140 México D.F.
México

Phone:
(+52–5) 52412700 ext. 22951
Fax:
(+52–5) 52412991
Contact person:
Teresa Espinosa

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1982
Parent Organisation:
Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos (INEA)
Director:
Lic. Juan de Dios Castro Muñoz
Information staff:
7
Countries Served:
Mexico
Working Languages:
Spanish

Collection

Books and Documents:
20.000
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
18
Multimedia materials:
Videos
Others:
INEA´s documentary memory: 2307 titles, 4134 copies and 40 collections
Annual growth of Collection:
50-100

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
AACR 2
Classification System
Decimal Classification (DDC)
Methods of Data Processing
Computerized
Indexing Tool
UNESCO: IBE Education Thesaurus
Database Software
SIABUC (Sistema Integral Automatizado para Bibliotecas)

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Library services and information centre

Studies and Surveys

These are edited by the research area of INEA.

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

The whole Institute is undergoing a re–organization phase of programmes and projects. This also influences the work of the Documentation Centre, which, in addition, suffers from insufficient space and financial support.

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Joining the inter–library loan scheme