Publicaciones por año: 2003

Boletín del UNISIST, vol. 31, no. 1

Boletín del UNISIST, vol. 31, no. 2

Cultural and linguistic diversity in the information society

Cultural diversity is seen as part of humanity's common heritage, which, as a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, is as essential for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. It should therefore be protected for the benefit of both present and future generations and be considered as a basic human right.

Directrices para la preservación del Patrimonio digital

El presente documento, elaborado para la UNESCO por la Biblioteca Nacional de Australia, contiene directrices generales y técnicas para la preservación del creciente patrimonio digital mundial y el acceso permanente al mismo. Tiene por finalidad servir de manual de referencia sobre el Proyecto de Carta para la Preservación del Patrimonio digital

Draft policy guidelines for the development and promotion of public domain information

The UNESCO Secretariat initiated the present draft guidelines intended to define, and promote understanding and debates on, the meaning of the public domain of information, and to assist Member States to develop policies and strategies in this area, which respond both to national needs and international practices.

Education in and for the information society

This publication aims to make known the potential of ICTs to expand and improve teaching and learning in a wide variety of contexts, with a specific focus on developing regions and UNESCO's initiatives.

Freedom of information: a comparative legal survey

The right to freedom of information, commonly understood as the right to access information held by public bodies, is now widely recognised as a fundamental human right. This study presents (1) an overview of international basis for this right; (2) the best practice standards; (3) the analyses of the laws of 10 different countries; and (4) a comparative analysis of the various laws/policies.

Gender issues in the information society

ICTs could give a major boost to the economic, political and social empowerment of women, and the promotion of gender equality. But that potential will only be realized if the gender dimensions of the Information Society - in term's of users' needs, conditions of access, policies, applications and regulatory frameworks - are properly understood and adequately addressed by all stakeholders.

La educación en un mundo plurilingüe

Este documento se divide en tres partes. En la Parte I, presentamos los conceptos clave que se utilizan en materia de educación plurilingüe. El objetivo es aclarar una serie de significados y de términos que se utilizan en relación con los idiomas y la educación. En la Parte II, presentamos una síntesis del marco normativo referente a los idiomas y la educación basándonos en primer lugar en un análisis de los instrumentos normativos de las Naciones Unidas; en segundo lugar, en un análisis de determinadas convenciones y declaraciones de la UNESCO referentes a los temas de la lengua y la cultura; y en tercer lugar, en los resultados y las recomendaciones de conferencias internacionales directa o indirectamente relacionadas con el tema de los idiomas y la educación. En la Parte III del documento, se presenta una síntesis de numerosos debates y acuerdos sobre asuntos lingüísticos que se han adoptado bajo los auspicios de las Naciones Unidas y la UNESCO. Se los inscribe en el marco de una serie de directrices y principios con objeto de aclarar la posición de la UNESCO y darles mayor difusión presentándolos de una manera más accesible.

ICT training kit and digital library for African educators

An African ICT Training Kit indigenously adapted for local educational needs. An education and development library on pedagogical practice and educational content for basic needs.

Iniciación a Internet: autoformación Web Internet para principiantes

Internet para principiantes (Internet for Beginners) is available in Spanish version only.

Legislación sobre radiodifusión sonora comunitaria: Estudio comparativo de legislaciones de trece países

El propósito del presente trabajo es realizar un estudio comparativo sobre la legislación de los últimos años en materia de radiodifusión sonora comunitaria en diferentes países del mundo. Este estudio no pretende ser una guía exhaustiva sobre las legislaciones en la materia - empresa que depasa nuestras ambiciones - sino un análisis que intenta comparar algunas semejanzas y diferencias entre las situaciones legislativas generales vividas en los últimos años por las radios comunitarias de trece países.

Measuring and monitoring the information and knowledge societies: a statistical challenge

This report focuses on data systems and measurement issues with regard to ICT, including aspects of data availability, international comparability and quality, as well as their content.

Memory of the Information Society

The Internet sharpens the issues of the digital world and heritage. It obliges us to reconsider all our certainties about the very meaning of the word “preserve”, a meaning which comes to us from the remotest of past ages when humans for the first time inscribed what they knew on objects that were longer-lasting than they were, so that their memory could traverse the generations and reach us.

Science in the information society

The preparations for the World Summit on the Information Society have undoubtedly enhanced awareness among governments of the important role science and engineering play in building the information society and in contributing to the development of a knowledge society.

Status of Research on the Information Society

A focus on research conducted internationally on gender and the use of ICTs. A brief analysis of various research studies on the main trends identified, and some recommendations for future investigations.

Teacher training on ICT use in education in Asia and the Pacific: overview from selected countries

This publication is an initial inventory of professional development and teacher training programmes on ICT from selected countries in Asia and the Pacific. This is an ongoing project, whose final goal is to benefit countries in the region in improving their teacher training activities in ICT.

UNESCO's basic texts on the information society

One of UNESCO’s fundamental activities is the drafting of charters, declarations and recommendations intended to present the essence of its proposals for action in its fields of competence. This publication presents a selection of quotations from the Organization’s official texts, originating from all its programme sectors, which contribute to defining what the information society ought to be, without reducing the debate to purely technical issues.

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