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Unesco General Information Programme

Works: 783 works in 1,918 publications in 4 languages and 9,193 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Directories  Catalogs  Use studies  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, Compiler, isb
Classifications: Q223, 025.302854
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Libraries for all! : how to start and run a basic library by Laura Wendell( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography, documentation, terminology( )

in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical services throughout the world( )

in English and Multiple languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libraries for all! : how to start and run a basic library by Laura Wendell( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Application of minicomputers and microcomputers to information handling by José-Marie Griffiths( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of present and future possibilities for using mini and microcomputers in information handling. Recommends automation methodologies. Aimed at those with only basic notions in the area of computer science
Information services on research in progress : a worldwide inventory by Unesco( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General information programme, UNISIST newsletter by UNISIST( )

in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNISIST newsletter by UNISIST (Program)( )

in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The preservation and restoration of photographic materials in archives and libraries : a RAMP study with guidelines by Klaus B Hendriks( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for use by archivists, curators, and others responsible for the acquisition and preservation of documentary materials in photographic form, this publication describes the nature of photographic media and recommended conservation measures. It is noted that the major emphasis is on black-and-white photographic materials, with some consideration of color photographs, films, and microforms. Chapters describe the role, importance, and physical nature of photographic materials; the principal silver and non-silver photographic processes; characterization and identification of photographic images by the support, binding medium, image-forming substance, and organic dyes used; techniques for the examination of photographic materials to determine the stability of their components; factors affecting the permanence of photographic materials; duplicating and copying of these materials; the processing of contemporary black-and-white photographs for maximum possible permanence; the testing of processed photographs and of materials used in their conservation; and the preservation, storage, and restoration of photographic items. Also presented are summary guidelines for conserving and restoring photographic materials, a 185-item bibliography, and a list of 30 ramp (Records and Archives Management Programme) and related unesco documents. (Esr)
Compatibility issues affecting information systems and services by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unisist publication discusses issues related to the compatibility and standardization of bibliograpic records, index languages, software, hardware, and other information systems and services. Following an executive summary, definitions of terms, and other introductory material, existing information systems with common standards are briefly described. A section on compatibility of bibliographic records then discusses codes for bibliographic description, record formats, a common communication format, data exchange problems, bibliographic references, journal titles, script conversion, authority files, filing order, serials holdings data, and bibliographic record problems. Index language issues and products discussed include vocabulary compatibility, the intermediate lexicon, an integrated vocabulary approach, microthesauri, the macrovocabulary, algorithmic approaches, multilingual processing, other aspects of terminological compatibility, and index language problems. The section on software compatibility covers programs and programming languages, command languages, database management systems, machine assistance for searching, user-system interfaces, and software problems, while the hardware section discusses computers, input/output devices, information storage devices, character sets, information transmission, computer networks, machine-machine interfaces, and hardware problems. Compatibility of numeric databases and the management aspects of compatibility are discussed. Also presented are a series of case studies showing how eight organizations have achieved some level of compatibility in information exchange. A series of conclusions, a 566-item bibliography, and a list of abbreviations and acronyms conclude the publication. (Esr)
Availability and use of official publications in libraries by Jack J Cherns( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study, which was carried out with the support of the International Federation of Library Associations (ifla) and Unesco between February 1981 and June 1982, is believed to be the first of its kind in the field of official publications collections. The report is based on a detailed analysis of the 199 replies received to 563 questionnaires distributed worldwide to various types of libraries, E.G., parliamentary, public, university, administrative, and national libraries. Developing countries are well represented by number in the analyses, and less well, but adequately, in the volume of replies. The results indicate that official publications collections tend to be concentrated in national, academic, and institutional libraries. The conclusions suggest ways in which availability and use of official publications collections might be improved, above all by action to make deposit arrangements more coherent and effective on an international scale. Analyses of the overall data are appended, as well as breakdowns by geographical area and type of library. (Dmc)
International inventory of software packages in the information field by Unesco( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to provide guidance in selecting appropriate software for library automation, information storage and retrieval, or management of bibliographic databases, this inventory describes 188 computer software packages. The information was obtained through a questionnaire survey of 600 software suppliers and developers who were asked to describe the features, functions, hardware and software requirements, acquisition terms, and user support provision of available systems. An introduction briefly reviews the need for an inventory and the inventory methodology used, and provides a statistical summary of the results. A general guide to selecting software packages covers various factors for consideration in evaluating needs and system merits. Information from the questionnaires is displayed with tables listing the main applications and main features of each system by acronym, required compilers for software packages, price range by main function, and main function by computer type. The brief description provided for each package includes its general features, hardware requirements, software operating system, software application system, cost, and installation. A three-page bibliography, a glossary, the questionnaire, and five indexes and reference lists are provided. (Lmm)
CCF, the Common Communication Format( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference manual for machine-readable bibliographic descriptions by H Dierickx( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allows the following functions: 1. creating bibliographic descriptions with the inclusion of all necessary entry points for cataloguing, identification, filing, search and other forms of processing. 2. providing a source for local systems design
Methods of evaluation to determine the preservation needs in libraries and archives : a RAMP study with guidelines by George Daniel Martin Cunha( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Records and Archives Management Programme (ramp) study is intended to assist in the development of basic training programs and courses in document preservation and restoration, and to promote harmonization of such training both within the archival profession and within the broader information field. Based on the assumption that conservation planning and management are essentially common sense and intelligent use of the abundant information available in the voluminous literature on the subject, the study suggests one way of conducting a conservation survey of the library building and its contents to obtain the information necessary for starting a conservation program. It is noted that, although this study is primarily concerned with books and documents, the information presented applies equally to all other nonbook materials found in libraries and archives. Information provided in the report addresses: (1) the scope of the problem; (2) causes for the degradation of books and paper records; (3) the requirements for long-range conservation programs; (4) getting started in a conservation program; (5) determining the physical condition of the materials in the collection; (6) preparing a survey report; (7) evaluating the spaces in the building; and (8) recommendations for the treatment of materials. An annex contains useful forms for recording conservation survey data. (31 references) (cgd)
Guidelines for writing learning objectives in librarianship, information science, and archives administration by France Fontaine( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for use as a practical guide by teachers of librarianship, information science, and archives administration, this guide includes exercises and explanations to assist in writing learning objectives in these areas. The examples presented relate to the various levels of training, and illustrate the diversity of topics in this subject area; however, the objectives indicated are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all potential objectives of a curriculum. The first part of the guide, which is designed to create an awareness of the importance of learning objectives in education, underlines the interdependence between objectives and the other components of instruction, and suggests a procedure for the precise formulation of objectives. The second part contains four worksheets, each of which is divided into eight or more sections. These worksheets provide definitions, explanations, exercises, and follow-up tests to help the user learn to write objectives. The worksheets are designed for use by students on their own or with the aid of a resource person, and may also be used for group learning. A 13-item glossary is included. A list of references is arranged under separate subject headings: (1) learning objectives--general works (18 titles); (2) learning objectives in librarianship, archives administration, and information science (44 titles); (3) documents consulted in designing the worksheets (34 titles); and (4) course planning (29 titles). A list of publications in the field of education and training concludes the guide. (Sd)
Guidelines for the planning and organization of school library media centres by Frances Laverne Carroll( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study on integrated pest management for libraries and archives by Thomas A Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study addresses the problems caused by the major insect and rodent pests and molds and mildews in libraries and archives; the damage they do to collections; and techniques for their prevention and control. Guidelines are also provided for the development and initiation of an Integrated Pest Management program for facilities housing library and archival materials. Topics discussed include the following: (1) perspectives on pest management in libraries and archives; (2) hazards of these pests; (3) health concerns arising from pesticide use in buildings; (4) management responsibility for an effective, safe program; (5) the habits and life histories of the major pests (I.E., silverfish, firebrats, "bookworms," cockroaches, psocids or booklice, carpet beetles, clothes moths, termites, mice, rats, molds and mildew); (6) recognition of damage caused by each of these pests; (7) management and control of the pests; (8) the application of integrated pest management to library and archive situations; and (9) surveillance of the program. Final observations on costs and benefits conclude the report, and the 30 illustrations included in the narrative are listed. (27 references) (cgd)
The archival appraisal of moving images : a RAMP study with guidelines by Sam Kula( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced as part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP), this publication provides government and non-government archivists and records managers with a comparative study of past and present policies and practices for selecting moving images for preservation, and with a series of guidelines based upon the most widely accepted of these policies and practices. Sections cover: (1) the history and organization of moving image archives; (2) appraisal or selection standards for motion pictures and their acceptance in archival theory; (3) categorization of archival moving images by provenance, function, and form; (4) moving image appraisal policies and practices recommended by UNESCO and those utilized in the United States, Czechoslovakia, the USSR, Argentina, Malaysia, Canada, and West Germany; (5) the relationship of records management and the appraisal of moving images; and (6) the appraisal of documentation related to the moving images, e.g., production files and critical reviews. Also provided are a series of 14 conclusions related to the appraisal and archival retention of moving images and a bibliography listing publications by more than 250 authors. (ESR)
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controlled identityUnesco. Division of Documentation, Libraries, Archives, and Book Promotion

controlled identityUnesco. Division of Scientific and Technological Information and Documentation

Division for the General Information Programme of UNESCO.

General information programme.

General Information Programme of UNESCO.

General Information Programme (Unesco)

Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture Programme général d'information


P.G.I. (Unesco. General Information Programme)



PGI (Unesco. General Information Programme)


Programa General de Información

Programa general de información UNESCO.

Programme général d'information

Programme général d'information de l'UNESCO.


Unesco. Division du programme général d'information

Unesco Division du programme général d'information Programme général d'information

Unesco Division for the General Information Programme

Unesco Division of the General Information Programme

Unesco General information programme


Unesco Programa general de información

Unesco Programma I︠U︡NESKO "Informat︠s︡ii︠a︡ dli︠a︡ vsekh"

Unesco. Programme général d’information

Unesco Programme général d'information

UNESCO. Všeobecný informační program

Unesco. Общая программа по информации

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization General Information Programme

Všeobecný informační program UNESCO