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Ricerca per l'innovazione della scuola italiana

The FISQED National Observatory

The FISQED National Observatory on the Italian archival fonds of school notebooks and educational written production was established in June 2004, on the initiative of the National Institute of Documentation for Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE) of Florence (scientific curator Dr. Juri Meda).

The Observatory’s first intervention consisted of a national census of existing fonds and the establishment of a FISQED network, aimed at linking the public and private institutions responsible for their conservation.

The results of the census and the contacts established with the Institutes showed the need to continue the work with the design of a systematic cumulative catalogue of the fonds, which are all of great interest, but so far largely ‘invisible’ to the public of researchers and scholars.

INDIRE, on the basis of the experience gained in the construction of the Winride software for the cataloguing of school books and multimedia materials, has taken on the responsibility of identifying the descriptive standards of this new material, the atypical nature of which has led over time to a great discrepancy of treatment, even when the material has been taken into consideration. Therefore, the FISQED software was specifically created for the FISQED project and distributed by the Observatory.



To officially join the FISQED National Documentary Network, it is necessary to fill in the application form attached below. The request will be forwarded directly to the FISQED National Observatory, which will carefully evaluate it and possibly invite the requesting body/institution to stipulate a specific agreement.

Registration in the FISQED national documentary network allows, in addition to the distribution of the FISQED software, also the accumulation of individual local databases within the national cumulative catalogue.


To join the project:

Write to Pamela Giorgi p.giorgi@indire.it

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Indire’s FISQED National Observatory
Palazzo Gerini, Via Michelangelo Buonarroti 10
Tel.: (+39) 055 23.80.367
Fax: (+39) 055 23.80.514
E-mail: Pamela Giorgi p.giorgi@indire.it – ​​Irene Zoppi i.zoppi@indire.it