During last year’s WLIC in Lyon there was a workshop on how sections may work together. One way of cooperating is of course through joint open sessions. Another suggestion (first raised at Bibliography´s SCI) is a joint newsletter. The officers of the sections focusing on universal bibliographic control found this idea very interesting and worth investigating. It was therefore decided that the newsletter editors of each section should study the feasibility of a joint communication channel, be it newsletter, blog or something else.
Rather than merely doing a feasibility study, the newsletter editors decided to join forces and publish a common newsletter. The result of our work is the first issue of the IFLA Metadata Newsletter. At this year’s WLIC, the Bibliography, Cataloguing and Classification & Indexing sections will discuss whether the IFLA Metadata Newsletter should replace our present communication channels.
Please give us feedback so we can have a fruitful discussion over this topic at the WLIC in Cape Town!