UNESCO Education UIL

Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI), Spain

Centro de Recursos Documentales e Informaticos (CREDI)

The Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI), is an intergovernmental organization for co–operation in the fields mentioned in the context of global development, democracy and regional integration. CREDI, OEI’s documentation and information service, specializes among others in education, including adult education in Iberoamerican countries. The information pool consists of monographs, series, journals, grey literature and databases. In addition, CREDI is setting up a virtual library which will gradually permit online access to all services offered by CREDI. Having its Headquarters in Madrid, Spain, CREDI forms a network with four sister services carrying out similar information functions in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, México D.F., San Salvador (contact information at http://www.oei.es.contactar.htm). CREDI is ready to extend its services, such as document and photocopy delivery to the members of the Network of Networks and is keen to share OIE’s experience in adult education.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Education, Educational policy, Literacy

User Profile:

Educational specialists; professors; university students; functionaries; OEI staff

Contact Information

Address:

Bravo Murillo 38
E–28015 Madrid
Spain

Phone:
(+34–91) 5944 382
Fax:
(+34–91) 5944 3286
Contact person:
Cristina Calleja Corpas

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1950
Parent Organisation:
Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos
Director:
Álvaro Marchesi (secretario general)
Information staff:
2
Countries Served:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela
Working Languages:
Portuguese, Spanish

Collection

Books and Documents:
14.800
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
1.255

Methods of Data Management

Methods of Data Processing
Computerized
Indexing Tool
UNESCO: Tesauro OEI
Database Software
Micro CDS/ISIS

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Document delivery; photocopy delivery; delivery of tailor–made bibliographies; selective diffusion of information

Publications Produced

Boletín de novedades; Índice de Revistas

Special Activities

Documentary support of OEI; utilization of Internet for the diffusion of information about CREDI

Networking

CREDI has a network infrastructure with partner institutions in Argentina, Colombia, México and El Salvador.

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Technical but solvable difficulties in consulting OPAC. Furthermore, users often do not have a clear idea of their subject of consultation and lack information about CREDI’s collection; lack of personnel to respond to all internal and external documentary demands while technical adjustment, updating of content analysis and management of the databases are pressing.

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Publicity for the Centre; improved training for users

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

Providing all types of documentation; share OEI’s experience in adult education