December 2015 Metadata Newsletter is Live!

In 2015, the Classification & Indexing Section began to publish the IFLA Metadata Newsletter jointly with the Cataloguing and Bibliography Sections. See the latest news from all three sections at: http://www.ifla.org/publications/classification-and-indexing-section-newsletter

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2016 Call for Papers

The Bibliography Section would like to announce its panel program for IFLA WLIC 2016: Opening the National Bibliography: Transforming Access to Data and Building Connections. National bibliographies provide a valuable record of the intellectual output of a country and its cultures. Formatting national catalog data to be harvestable, or presenting […]

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Seeking Your Ideas on Bibliography!

Greetings! The Bibliography Standing Committee would like to invite posts on topics related the use, management, and role of national bibliographies. We welcome posts from anyone interested; you do not need to be a member of the Standing Committee! Our goal is to have at least one post per month, […]

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Guidelines For The Future – Sharing Best Practice For National Bibliographies In A Digital Age

The changes brought about by the World Wide Web together with the dramatic growth of digital media have called into question many key assumptions on which national bibliography were founded. At the IFLA Bibliography Standing Committee’s Warsaw satellite meeting to the IFLA 2012 Congress a new web based resource was […]

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‘National Bibliographies Transformed: Matters Relating to the Legal Deposit of Electronic Resources’ – The Bibliography Section Open Session at IFLA WLIC 2015

In addition to its section meetings, the Bibliography Section has organised an open session during the 2015 Cape Town conference addressing the legal deposit of electronic resources and the challenges it can pose to national bibliographic agencies. In many countries the scope of legal deposit is being extended to include electronic resources. […]

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Japanese National Bibliography of Online Publications

On July 1, 2013, the e-legal deposit of online publications started based on the National Diet Library Law revised in June 2012. According to this, the National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) started to offer the Japanese National Bibliography of online publications on March 25th, 2014. The NDL also started to […]

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German National Library Offers Over 11 million MARC21 Records Under CC0 Open License

11.5 million free bibliographic data items now available from the German National Library in MARC 21 format All the bibliographic data of the German National Library offered under “Creative Commons Zero” conditions are available free of charge as a complete package in MARC 21 format for free use. Included are […]

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