UNESCO Education UIL

Red Latinoamericana de Información y Documentación en Educación (REDUC), Colombia

REDUC’s objective is to gather the knowledge generated by educational research, including research on adult education, for dissemination to educational policy–makers in Latin America. From the outset, REDUC, the Latin American Educational Information and Documentation Network, was not intended to be a purely documentary or academic exercise. The idea has always been to promote better informed decision–making. Established in 1970, REDUC comprises nowadays 22 active centres in the following Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. All partner centres provide the REDUC Centre with abstracts of relevant educational research published in their countries. These abstracts are stored in REDUC’s database.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Education, Educational research, Social sciences

User Profile:

Educational researchers; university professors; graduate students; policy–makers; teachers
Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying Out the Work

Contact Information

Address:

Calle 72 # 11-86
Bogotá
Colombia

Mailing Address:
A.A. 75144
Bogotá
Colombia

Phone:
(+57–1) 3471190. Ext.165.166
Fax:
(+57-1) 2173321
Contact person:
Dr. Piedad Caballero

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1970
Parent Organisation:
Centro de Investigaciónes y Desarrollo de la Educación (CIDE)
Information staff:
6
Countries Served:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Working Languages:
Portuguese, Spanish

Collection

Books and Documents:
25.000
Documents online:
20.000 entries in the database of the virtual library
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
30
Annual growth of Collection:
400

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
Own cataloguing style based on AACR 2
Classification System
Uniterm
Methods of Data Processing
Computerized
Indexing Tool
UNESCO Thesaurus
Database Software
Micro CDS/ISIS and Lotus Domino

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Collecting, processing (abstracting) and dissemination of information in education including adult education; maintaining monothematic database of abstracts in full texts on adult education in Latin America; access to the databases REDUC; bibliographic searches

Special Activities

Linking information and policy–making in education including adult education in Latin America; training of educational policy analysts in the use of documentation and information

Networking

REDUC is a network with national centres in all Latin American countries