The REALC Network consists of documentation centers and libraries of the Ministries and Energy Departments of OLADE's Member Countries, as well as organizations and institutions of higher education related to the energy sector in the Latin America and the Caribbean.

REALC is a support tool for officials of ministries and departments of energy professionals and researchers interested in the environmental and energy sector in the Region.

The portal facilitates consultation and access to library materials in print and digital formats available in each center member of REALC.

Mission

Integrate a group of libraries and documentation centers focused on working cooperatively to facilitate free access to information resources that are public and therefore of free dissemination, where we become a support mechanism for professionals, researchers and students interested in energy and environmental matters in the Region.

Vision

Our goal is to become a benchmark for access to information from the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, through the timely administration and management of information resources, both print and digital, obtained through the cooperative work of the member organizations of the Network, and thus contribute to its sustainable development and support to energy integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Contact with the REALC manager

Users, documentation centers and libraries may contact the administrator of the Web portal to make suggestions, comments and join REALC through the following email:

realc@olade.org

The Latin American and the Caribbean Network of Energy Documentation Centers offers to its user's access to library resources both printed and in digital version. If the information resource is not available or does not have a direct link to the digital document, the user can contact the center that has the required document.

REALC Member Centers:

Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) - Biblioteca Hernán Santa Cruz

Chile

Mirian Ramirez

Biblioteca CEPAL, Edificio Naciones Unidas, Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3477, Santiago, Chile

Ministerio de Energía y Minas - Dirección General de Hidrocarburos. Centro de Documentación

Nicaragua

Lilliam Hurtado

13 Av Sureste. Managua

Universidad de Pinar del Río - Centro de Recursos para el Aprendizaje y la Investigación

Cuba

María del Carmen Martínez Díaz

Martí 300 e/ 27 de noviembre y González Alcorta. Pinar del Río. Cuba
Código Postal: 20100.
Teléfono: 53 +48755032

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María - Repositorio Institucional Bibliotecas USM - RIBUSM

Chile

Rimsky Espindola Astudillo

Valparaiso, Av. España 1680, Edificio U

University of Technology, Jamaica - Calvin McKain Library

Jamaica

David Drysdale

237 Old Hope Road Kingston 6 Jamaica W.I.

Secretaría de Energía (SENER)

Mexico

Erika Streu Steenbock

Insurgentes Sur 890,Colonia del Valle, Ciudad de México. C.P. 03100

GIZ-ENDEV

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Elva Pacheco

La Paz - Calacoto , Av los Sauces calle 9 , N. 278

Escuela Politécnica Nacional - Biblioteca Central

Ecuador

Olga de Beltrán

Ladrón de Guevara E11-253 y Andalucía.

Ministerio de Hacienda y Finanzas Públicas - Centro de Documentacion e Información - CDI

Argentina

Lic. Pilar Villamayor

Hipólito Yrigoyen 250 oficina 200. Buenos Aires

FLACSO Ecuador - FLACSO Ecuador

Ecuador

FLACSO Andes

San Salvador E7-42 y La Pradera

Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Laboral y Agrario - CEDLA

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Carlos Alemán

La Paz - Bolivia. Achumani Calle 11, #100. Entre Avenida García Lanza y Manuel Cáceres

Centro de Información en Energías Renovables - CINER

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Alba Gamarra de Guardia

Cochabamba. Av. Santa Cruz No. 1274 y esquina Beni, Edificio Center, piso 3, Of. 3.

Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Lidia Gómez

Cartago - 300m Este del Estadio Fello Meza. Apartado 159-7050.

Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética - UPME - Centro de documentación

Colombia

Nubia Marina Estupiñán Hurtado

Carrera 50 # 26 20. Bogotá

Ministerio de Energía y Minas - Centro de Documentación

Nicaragua

Marjorie Montiel

Hospital Bautista, 1 C. Este, 1 Cuadra al Norte. Managua

Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. Secretaría de Planificación del Sub-Sector Energía - Centro de Información de Energía y Ambiente, CIENA

Costa Rica

Grettel Ruiz Matarrita

Calle 25, Avenidas 8 y 10. San José, Costa Rica

Consejo Nacional de Energía, CNE

El Salvador

Osmin Castillo

Calle el Mirador y 9a Calle Poniente #249, col. Escalón. San Salvador

Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Minería. Dirección Nacional de Minería y Geología - Biblioteca y centro de documentación Geológico Minero Energético y Nuclear

Uruguay

Zulma Almeida

Hervidero 2861. Montevideo

Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE) - Centro de Documentación

Ecuador

Blanca Guanocunga

Av. Mariscal Antonio José del Sucre N58-63 y Fernández Salvador. Quito, Ecuador

Under the principle of cooperative work, the Latin American and the Caribbean Network of Energy Documentation Centers - REALC's functions include providing assistance to each of its member centers and thus contribute to its strengthening. Additionally, the Network is intended as a forum for exchange of lessons learned and successful experiences of each member organization, which can be applied to solve other center's problems and improve the quality of service provided to users.

REALC is ready to receive and involve documentation centers and libraries interested in sharing and disseminating their information resources. Interested Centers in participating in the Network should consider the following entry requirements:

  • Libraries and documentation centers specializing in energy, environment, and related areas.
  • Automated databases.
  • To have the corresponding authorization by the institutions they belong to disseminate digital/electronic documents.
  • Send request for membership in the Red (official letter of application by the institution) to the mail of the manager of the Web Portal

Register your center here! Click here

Documentation centers and libraries interested in sharing information resources on the network REALC should consider the following requirements:

  • Centers with automated databases must have export option information in CSV file.
  • OAI-PMH for centers using applications that support the protocol for data transmission encoding Dublin Core.

More details to share information resources in the network REALC are available in the user manual for members of the network.

Currently, timely access to information and proper management of knowledge is an essential factor for institutions, hence the documentation centers members of REALC, aware of the importance of this fact, make available to its users, the bibliographical alerts of information resources entered into the database through the User registration to the Network. Do you want to participate?

Users accessing and downloading digital documents belonging to REALC members’ centers, must respect and accept the following terms of use;

  • Users who download and use information resources in digital format distributed via the REALC website, must respect the copyright rules.
  • You may not make commercial use of the resources of information downloaded from the Web portal
  • Studies and research made on the basis of information resources in digital format of the website, must give credit to the authors of the documents used, citing the source of information.
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