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1 Centre for Environment Education ENVIS Centre on Environmental Education (EE)

2 2 What is ENVIS?  Environmental Information System  Established in December, 1982  By the Government of India  Focal point: MoEF  Website :  Focus  On providing environmental information to decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, educators, research workers, and interested individuals etc. all over the country.

3 3 Network of Centres ENVIS is  Decentralised system  With a network of distributed subject oriented Centres (78) set up in different organisations/establishments in the country in selected areas of environment  Ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned

4 4 ENVIS Objectives Long-term  to build up a repository and dissemination centre in Environmental Science and Engineering  to gear up the modern technologies of acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information of environmental nature  to support and promote research, development and innovation in environmental information technology

5 5 ENVIS Objectives Short-term  to provide national environmental information service relevant to present needs and capable of development to meet the future needs of the users, originators, processors and disseminators of information  to build up storage, retrieval and dissemination capabilities with the ultimate objectives of disseminating information speedily to the users  to promote, national and international cooperation and liaison for exchange of environment related information  to promote, support and assist education and personnel training programmes designed to enhance environmental information processing and utilisation capabilities  to promote exchange of information amongst developing countries

6 6 CEE as an ENVIS Centre  Established 1992  To support the information needs in Environmental Education of the national and international community

7 7 Responsibilities (defined by the focal point)  Building up a good collection of books, reports and journals in the particular subject area of environment  Establishment of linkages with all information sources in the particular subject area of environment  Responding to user queries  Establishment of a data bank on some selected parameters relating to the subject area  Coordination with the Focal Point for supplying relevant, adequate and timely information to the users  Bringing out newsletters/publications in their subject area for wide dissemination.

8 8 Objectives of CEE-ENVIS  To select, collect, organize and disseminate authentic information on Environmental Education and awareness  To support Environmental Educators and Communicators to develop and deliver more effective, innovative, scientific and locale- specific EE programs  To promote information exchange among environmental educators  To build HR capacity for environmental information servicing

9 9 Delivery Mechanisms  website  Various databases on environment and sustainable development  Education for Change (EfC) – a newsletter  Information Service Centre (ISC)  Internship in Information Services (IIS)  Query Answer Service

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11 11 What is EE?

12 12 Sustainable Development Network Programme SDNP

13 13 Discussion Forum on GT

14 14 Organisations’ Database on GT

15 15 Events’ Database on GT

16 16 News EE > EfC

17 17 EfC – a quarterly newsletter

18 18 EfC online

19 19 Information Service Centre (CEE-ISC) Mission  Providing information support required for promoting environment education and awareness for a sustainable future Objective  To develop and maintain collections and services to support the present and future needs of current and potential users in the field of Environmental Education and awareness and Education for Sustainable Development

20 20 ISC - Resources  Print and non-print material  Electronic databases  In-house holdings ( books, journals, videos, CDs)  Article index searchable by keywords, authors, titles  Environmental websites  E-journals in Environment & Development  Environmental courses in India  Environmental events  E-publications – books, reports etc.

21 21 ISC - Resources Books 17,500 Periodicals 97 National 73 International 24 CDs/VCDs/DVDs 1,000 ENVIS Newsletters Special collection : Books & periodicals for CHILDREN

22 22 ISC - Services  Lending  Reference  Referral  Computerized Catalogue @  Inter-Library Loan  Documentation  Internet  Book Review Alert  CD/DVD Viewing

23 23 CEE-ISC’s Online Catalogue

24 24 Objectives  To impart knowledge and skills for using different systems, tools and techniques including computer and internet technology in library and documentation work and services  To impart practical experience of working on projects related to different services in Librarianship and Documentation  To acquaint future librarians with diverse information sources in the fields of Environment, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development etc. and equip them to manage environmental library and information systems Internship in Information Services IIS

25 25 IIS  6-month internship for LIS postgraduates since 1993  40 trained till 2006

26 26 Query Answer (Q-A) Service  Reactive Response and Referral  Letters  Email  Phone and walk-in queries  Queries through web sites  All 40 offices of CEE provide this service  Registering and reporting mechanism

27 27 Q-A Report Format Name of Group/ Office ____________ 1.Total No. of queries received and processed 2.Number of National queries 3.Number of international queries (Specify names of countries and queries from each)

28 28 Subject Category Atmosphere Lithosphere Terrestrial ecosystem Fresh water Oceans and Coastal Areas Environment and Development Human settlements Agriculture Industry Transportation Energy Chemistry and Biochemical process Pollution and Wastes Human Health Disasters Monitoring and Environment Data Environmental Law and Institutions Environmental Awareness Environmental Courses Training Programmes EE Products

29 29 Queries answered/referred Of the total number of queries received  How many were provided information directly by you?  How many were referred to others?  How many were not processed by you?

30 30 School Programmes CEE Offices Networks Event Celebration Publications Journals International Conferences Partnerships Websites Interpretation Programmes ENVIS ENVISION Training Programmes

31 31 Thank you

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