Collection - National Commission publications

Identity area

Reference code


National Commission publications


Level of description


Extent and medium

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

As a rule, transfer of one exemplar of all works issued by the National Commissions of UNESCO to the UNESCO archives

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Works issued by National Commissions under agreement with the UNESCO Secretariat. Some of these are translations of publications issued by UNESCO itself.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


Continuous accruals

System of arrangement

Arranged by member state, not indexed

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Registers of publications of National Commissions for UNESCO

From 1972 on (partly also publications before 1972):
UNESCO Document and Publication Database (UNESDOC database)

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Should be kept by the National Commissions themselves as well

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

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