UNESCO Education UIL

Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE), Slovenia

The library and documentation unit have been an integral part of SIAE’s activities since its foundation in 1991. Its main task encompass the collecting, processing, storing and loaning of publications, publishing an informative bulletin, producing a national database of adult education providers and their programs/courses and collecting and online presenting statistical data on adult education.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Education, Further training, Lifelong learning, Nonformal education

User Profile:

SIAE staff, students, adult educators, adult education experts, researchers, policy makers

Contact Information

Address:

Smartinska 134a
SI–1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone:
(+386-1) 5842 560
Fax:
(+386-1) 5842 550
Online catalogue:
Contact person:
Zvonka Pangerc Pahernik

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1991
Parent Organisation:
SIAE
Director:
Andrej Sotosek, MSc
Information staff:
2
Countries Served:
Slovenia
Working Languages:
Slovenian

Collection

Books and Documents:
11.000
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
60
Multimedia materials:
200
Annual growth of Collection:
70

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
The Concise AACR2, ISBDs, PPIAK
Classification System
Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)
Methods of Data Processing
Computerized
Indexing Tool
European Education Thesaurus
Database Software
COBISS

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Lending and referral services, collection and dissemination of information on research, development and programs in adult education.

Publications Produced

Online bulletin "E-novicke" (11 issues per year in Slovenian and 2 issues per year in English language).

Special Activities

Online national database of adult education providers and their offer of courses, online presentation of statistical data on adult education - "InfoMozaik" (both in Slovenian language).

Studies and Surveys

Survey of the Adult Education Offer (annually).

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Shortage of funding.

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Ensuring more fluent funding of SIAE’s activities and thereby sufficient funding of library and documentation services.