UNESCO Education UIL

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau of Education, Thailand

Information and Knowledge Management (IKM)

The Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Unit supports the work of the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau of Education. It manages public information, the library and the publishing house, and coordinates development of the Regional Bureau website.  The library has developed an e-library of links to reference materials and the full text of all publications produced at the Regional Bureau.  In-service-training is offered to colleagues from field offices in website development and CDS/ISIS.

Areas of Specialization:

Culture, Education, Information and communication technologies, Social justice, Social sciences

User Profile:

UNESCO regional and country programmes and clientele from 42 UNESCO Member States in the region

Contact Information

Address:

920 Sukhumvit Road
Prakanong
Bangkok 10110
Thailand

Phone:
(+66–2) 3910 577 Ext. 215
Fax:
(+66–2) 3910 866

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1961
Parent Organisation:
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Information staff:
4
Countries Served:
Asia and the Pacific
Working Languages:
English

Collection

Books and Documents:
25.000
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
150
Multimedia materials:
CD-ROMs, videos, posters
Annual growth of Collection:
600

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
AACR 2
Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
Methods of Data Processing
Computerized
Indexing Tool
UNESCO Thesaurus, Macrothesaurus, POPIN Thesaurus
Database Software
Mini Micro CDS/ISIS, WEBISIS, WINISIS

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Enquiry and reference service; current awareness service to alert users to current materials and information stored in the collection and bibliographic databases; updating of the Regional Office home page; training staff in the use of subscription databases.

Publications Produced

Accessions list

Special Activities

Advisory and technical services; publications distribution; sales of publications; national capacity building and training

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Plan for the transition to an electronic only library. Train staff how to use search engines, how to use subscription databases, how to judge which are trusted websites and which are not.