UNESCO Education UIL

Collectif d’Alphabétisation (COLLECTIF ALPHA), Belgium

Documentation Centre

The "Collectif Alpha", which conducts literacy classes for Belgians and immigrants from almost 40 nationalities aged 18–75+, maintains a Documentation Centre specializing in a wide range of literacy issues including documentation on literacy in various countries as well as a rich collection on literacy methods.

Areas of Specialization:

Lifelong learning, Literacy, Minority groups, Numeracy

User Profile:

Literacy workers; teachers; students

Contact Information

Address:

A.S.B.L.
12, rue de Rome
B–1060 Brussels
Belgium

Phone:
(+32–2) 538 3657 + Centre Doc (+32-2) 533-09-25
Fax:
(+32–2) 538 2744
Online catalogue:
Contact person:
Anne Loontjens

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
1982
Director:
Anne Loontjens
Countries Served:
Belgium
Working Languages:
French

Collection

Books and Documents:
7,700
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
38
Multimedia materials:
291
Annual growth of Collection:
500

Methods of Data Management

Classification System
Own Classification
Methods of Data Processing
Computerized
Database Software
Alexandrie

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Library and referral services

Publications Produced

List available

Special Activities

Training of literacy workers; conducting literacy courses

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

A dynamic outreach practice in the field of literacy through internet

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Preparation of a thesaurus; analysis and classification of articles; establishing access to Internet, teaching equipment creation