UNESCO Education UIL

Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC), Canada

College Documentation Centre

The Centre de documentation collégiale is a special library about college education. It is the successor of the Centre de documentation du CADRE (Centre d’animation, de développement et de recherche en éducation) since September 1990. You can find a collection about college education, research, teaching and learning, and college management.

Areas of Specialization:

Education, Information and communication technologies, Intercultural education

User Profile:

Teaching staff; professional staff; students; private and public college managers. Teachers and professional staff who are doing research work on PAREA, PREP, or  take part in PERFORMA lessons and who want to improve their professional practices. University students preparing a doctorate or a master’s degree in post-secondary education.

Contact Information


1111 rue Lapierre
Montréal, arrondissement LaSalle (Québec)
Canada H8N 2J4

(+1–514) 364 3327
(+1–514) 364 2627
Contact person:
Isabelle Laplante (Librarian)

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
Parent Organisation:
Cégep André-Laurendeau
Claude Roy
Information staff:
Countries Served:
Working Languages:
English, French


Books and Documents:
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
78 active titles, 245 inactive titles
Multimedia materials:
Included in books and documents
Annual growth of Collection:

Methods of Data Management

Cataloging Rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) and RDA
Classification System
Indexing Tool
ÉDUthès: Thésaurus de l’éducation
Database Software
REGARD and DSpace

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Reference; loans; inter library loan; research training; selective dissemination of information; information distribution

Publications Produced

Please visit their website for recent titles

Special Activities

Development and updating of the thésaurus; depot library for the Programme
d’aide à la recherche sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage (PAREA) for the Ministry of Education of Québec; description of all the documents of the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC); development and updating of the web resources linked to college education.

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

It is difficult to contact all the teachers of the network in order to collect all their materials (text, reports, articles etc.). Their acquisition budget is very small.

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

To increase contacts with the teachers and researchers in order to collect their pedagogical and scientific productions and materials. They are also looking for research partners in order to develop the ÉDUthès: Thésaurus de l’education. The Center is starting to buy and give access to e-Books.

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

To provide the information needed to teach adults at this college level and other educational matters. The collection contains a lot of American and European documents, because their collegial cycle is unique in the world.