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1979 Baltimore MD USA


1979, Baltimore MD (USA), as an experimental project of H-XB1823 - International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID). Acquired permanent status, 1983, New York NY (USA). Located in Copenhagen (Denmark) from 1992; transferred to Sydney (Australia) in 1997. FID has ceased to exist due to lack of finance, although continues to exist formally as a legal entity; Clearinghouse is assumed to have also ceased to exist.


Acquire, organize and service a specialized collection on information educational planning, evaluation, instruction, research and policy; serve as a source of sources, locating, evaluating and repackaging information for users; disseminate current information; allow users to interact with each other by referrals and informal networking; conduct evaluation research and document clearinghouse procedures so as to provide a prototype; provide information to developing countries about new approaches, products, systems, training opportunities and funding sources; solicit information from developing countries on new ideas, programmes, courses, papers, reports and education needs.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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