International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation (ICSSD)

Comité international pour l'information et la documentation en sciences sociales (CIDSS)
Comité Internacional para la Información y la Documentación sobre Ciencias Sociales
Internationaler Ausschuss für Sozialwissenschaftliche Dokumentation

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History

Nov 1950, Paris (France), at a meeting requested by committees in 1948 and 1949. Statutes adopted 1951; modified: 1953, 1956, 1965, 1979. Also referred to in French as Comité international pour la documentation des sciences sociales. Registered in accordance with French law.

Aims

Collect, up-date and disseminate information on documentation services in the social sciences; ensure systematic development of such documentary instruments; advise social science bodies on questions they submit relating to bibliography and documentation; draw up and disseminate technical rules to improve management of social science information and documents; contribute to research plans and programmes in the framework of the relationship between research and information/documentation; make national, regional and global development and reinforcement of social science infrastructures of central concern. Specifically, initiate relevant research and training so as to promote information exchange and dissemination through: networking; eliminating linguistic, technical and legal barriers to information flow; producing disciplinary and thematic bibliographic databases and overviews; stimulating creation of empirical databases and secondary analysis of empirical datasets.

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Activities

Organizes: technical research; consultations; training seminars.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Information Services

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Members

Members in 15 countries
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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Bibliography
    • Documentation
    • Information
  • Sociology
    • Sociology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

E1588

Last News Received

19. Apr 2002
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