The National Bibliographic Agencies in the Information Landscape: How Do We Help

By Rehab Ouf, Bibliography Section Chair The Bibliography Section maintains two tools: • The IFLA’s Common Practices for National Bibliographies in the Digital Age (CPs), meant to be a supportive tool for countries and national institutions seeking information for creating and maintaining a national bibliography. Click here to get the full article – IFLA Metadata […]

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VI Colloquium on RDA in Latin America and the Caribbean and the III Meeting on RDA in Brazil

By Isabel Ayres The VI Colloquium on RDA in Latin America and the Caribbean and the III Meeting on RDA in Brazil was organized by the Brazilian Federation of Associations of Librarians, Information Scientists and Institutions (FEBAB) and the National Library of Mexico and took  place on October 18- 20, 2023. Click here to get […]

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Conference report: Universal Bibliographic Control at the crossroads, a report on the satellite meeting

By Maud Henry, Mathilde Koskas, and Pat Riva Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) is a fundamental principle for national libraries, formulated over 50 years ago by IFLA and UNESCO. IFLA’s last official document on the subject, the IFLA Professional Statement on Universal Bibliographic Control, dates back to 2012, and the federation had not devoted a general […]

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News from Sweden

By Linda Jerrewing Strömberg, National Library of Sweden In an ongoing move towards better utilisation of its linked data environment, the Swedish union catalogue Libris was in 2023 remodeled to enable cataloguing of stand-alone bibliographic BIBFRAME work entities. Click here to get the full article – IFLA Metadata Newsletter – Dec. 2023

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WLIC 2023 Satellite Meeting – Universal Bibliographic Control at the crossroads: the challenges of unifying IFLA bibliographic standards

The IFLA Satellite Meeting on Universal Bibliographic Control at the crossroads: the challenges of unifying IFLA bibliographic standards took place in Brussels (KBR) on August 18 and 19, 2023. Universal Bibliographic Control is a fundamental principle for national libraries, formulated over 50 years ago by IFLA and UNESCO. IFLA’s last official document on the subject, […]

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European Retrospective Bibliographies at CERL

European Retrospective Bibliographies at CERL Early in 2022, the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL – www.cerl.org) established a Working Group on Retrospective Bibliographies. The Working Group’s main focus was to identify electronic resources with bibliographical descriptions for national, regional, format-specific (i.e. incunabula, newspapers) or language-specific print cultures (up to 1830). Over the years, CERL […]

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