2.1. According to the proposals made in the last B.I.B.E. Issues, our sextilingual Bibliographical Bulletin, as an alive project, will develop towards a new qualitative dimension: the dialogue with its subscribers, in order to collect suggestions for its permanent improvement. Being an international, interlinguistic and interdisciplinary Bibliography, it will become in addition an interactive one.

2.2. The first information we communicate to our subscribers, with a view to the B.I.B.E.’s permanent improvement proposal, refers to the modification (enrichment and updating) of the catalog of thematic describers / descriptors (thematic classes) for the bibliographic classification system (see Table of Contents, chapter 4). Its basic conceptual, logical and semantic structure remains the same, that is to say: the scheme of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) adopted by the International Federation of Documentation (FID) at The Hague with the collaboration of UNESCO. We inform about this modification for this and for the successive issues of the B.I.B.E. in the two following points.

A) New thematic classes (new code numbers for the new thematic descriptors in our classification system) starting from the present issue B.I.B.E/2008 on. (Their trilingual verbal version can be found in the chapter 4: “Bibliographical Classification System”).

B) Already existing classes (that’s to say, not modified in their already previously existing code number), but modified in some of their other components (trilingual verbal denomination, or in their relations to other classes). These thematic relations to other bibliographical classes are given for every book registered in the B.I.B.E., and they do not only offers to us an interdisciplinary approach to the themes and problems treated in the published books, but also imply an indirect or implicit table of contents, that allows us to save much time and production cost.

The unified list of both types of modifications -A) and B) – is the following:

37.012.01 37.013.74:015.4 37.014.13
37.014.155 37.014.26 37.014.3
37.014.31 37.014.547.4 37.014.7
37.014.8 37.015.3 37.015.3/4
37.015.4:64/69 37.015.41 37.018.1:13/16
37.018.11 37.018.13 37.018.18
37.018.2:6.5/6/7 37.018.8 37.022.1
37.025.01 37.025.011 37.025.3
37.025.7 37.028.01 37.03
37.033 37.034.3 37.04
37.042.01 37.06
37.064:015.3/4 37.064:053 37.064.01
37.064.011 37.064.392 37.064.41
37.07 37.08 371.1
371.12 371.12:015.4/98 371.12:034
371.12:13/16.048 371.120.08 371.123.765/6/7
371.124.08 371.214.01 371.214.27
371.22 371.25 371.27
371.266.01 371.266.02 371.31
371.314.4 371.314.6 371.315.7
371.32 371.380.12 371.383.1
371.383.3 371.383.8 371.383.98
371.386.1 371.386.2 371.5
371.501.41 371.66 371.67
371.68 371.691/61 371.7
371.8 372.46 372.83
372.830.1 372.851.6 372.852/859
372.87 372.873.64 372.879.6
372.88:41/98 372.88:41/98-053 372.899
373.4 373.7 374.7
376 376.01 376.1:374
376.2 376.3 376.4
376.5 376.58 376.6
376.63 376.64 376.640
376.642 376.8 377.388
378.147:1/3 378.147:52 378.147:61
378.147:801 378.147.899 378.183
378.3 379.8 379.802

2.3. The time schedule for the updating of the retarded B.I.B.E. Issues, according to our present operational planning, is as follows: The Annual issue/2009 will appear in the first semester of 2011; The Annual B.I.B.E./2010, in second semester/2011. The Annual B.I.B.E./2011 will be published in the first semester/2012, and the B.I.B.E./2012 in the first quarter of 2013. At the request of many subscribers, starting as from 2013, and without price change, the B.I.B.E. will become semestrial, in order to coincide with the semestrial periods of academical years in the majority of the European and American universities in both hemispheres. Consequently, the first semestrial issue B.I.B.E./2013 is foreseen to be published in autumn 2013 (spring in the south hemisphere), and the B.I.B.E./2013 second semestrial issue, in spring 2014 (autumn in the south hemisphere), and so on. Our experience of the future will decide on the possibility of other frequency alternatives for the publication of the B.I.B.E., for instance: quarterly/every three months, monthly, weekly, “on line”, etc.

2.4. In a middle and longer term, along the decade 2011-2020, with the generous sponsorship of an European Foundation, with the scientific collaboration of several European and American universities, and under the interdisciplinary and wider umbrella (also wider frame) of the M.I.B. Project (Multilingual, International, Interdisciplinary, Interactive Bibliographies, which’s denomination is already legally registered), the beginning of the extension of the B.I.B.E. bibliographical infrastructure to other new scientific, technological and professional fields, in the wide frame of the Applied Human Knowledge, is foreseen. This thematical extension will undoubtedly enrich the epistemological, interdisciplinary, academical and professional perspective of all people interested in the field of Educational Sciences, as well as in the bibliographical fields developed by this thematical extension. Among these new other scientific, technological and professional fields, besides the domain of Education, the following sextilingual bibliographies have been considered as a priority for the above mentioned M.I.B. Project: Psychology, Sociology/Political Sciences/Politology, Social Work, Economy/ Business Administration, Philosophy/Ethics, Law/Juridical Sciences, Ecology/Environmental Sciences, Journalism/Media/ Communication Sciences, Architecture/Urbanism, Health Sciences, Sciences of Religion/Theology, Language Sciences, Informatics, and Esthetics/Fine Arts.

Prefatory Note. James B. Chandler, Director of the International Bureau of Education (I.B.E.)

1. Introduction

3. Key of the symbols and abbreviations used in the B.I.B.E.

4. Classification system adopted by B.I.B.E. and Bibliographical index-cards systematically classified

5. Alphabetical list of the authors

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