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New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

New horizons: emerging metadata standards and practices in the 21st century

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
19 Mar 2021
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

 Join New Horizons panel for a wide ranging discussion of metadata standards and practices, and keep current with the latest developments from IFLA's metadata sections and standards groups.

 

The event will be held live on 27 May 2021, 17:00 – 18:30 CET

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IFLA Statement on Libraries and Artificial Intelligence

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
21 Oct 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems in private and public spheres is rapidly growing. How can these developments impact both everyday practices and the broader social mission of libraries? IFLA's new statement sets out some key principles...

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ISO International standard 3297:2020 is now available!

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
16 Oct 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The ISSN International Centre, i.e. the Registration Authority for ISO 3297, is proud to announce that ISO International standard 3297:2020 is now available in English and French at https://www.iso.org/standard/73846.html ...

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October 2020 AGROVOC Thesaurus now with 37,831 concepts and 781,393 terms, in up to 40 languages

AIMS, FAO
01 Oct 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The October 2020 version of the AGROVOC thesaurus has been released now boasting 37,831 concepts and 781,393 terms, in up to 40 languages...

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IFLA releases 6 videos on Wikidata and Wikibase in Libraries

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
24 Sep 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

In February 2020, IFLA received a WikiCite grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to carry out a WLIC 2020 satellite event in Dublin. Due to developments related to COVID19, the project was transformed into 6 online discussions with professionals in order to discuss projects, issues, progress of Wikidata, Wikibase and bibliographic data in the field of libraries.

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Now Published: Manuscript Exchange Common Approach Recommendations

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
06 Jul 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Today sees the publication of NISO RP-30-2020, Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) Recommended Practice — an open protocol for the transfer of manuscripts within and between manuscript systems...

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New guide to help libraries to reopen

Libraries Connected
30 Jun 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Today Libraries Connected publishes its toolkit to help libraries to reopen in July and to reintroduce their services gradually, in line with the latest public health advice...

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CNI Publishes New Strategies for Acquiring Learning Materials

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
10 Jun 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

…In light of the global pandemic, removing barriers to student access to support materials for classroom instruction has become a priority…

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ALA's IFC Approves New Guidelines on Contact Tracing, Reopening Libraries, Video Surveillance

American Library Association (ALA)
09 Jun 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Responding to health and privacy concerns during the reopening of libraries and recent discussions of video surveillance and filming in libraries, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) and its Privacy Subcommittee have approved guidelines to assist library workers: “Guidelines for Reopening Libraries During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Guidelines on Contact Tracing, Health Checks, and Library Users’ Privacy” and “Video Surveillance in the Library Guidelines”...

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UNESCO Calls for Continued Support for Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage in Response to COVID-19

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
06 Apr 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

IFLA joined the International Council of Museums (ICOM), International Council on Archives (ICA), The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) in supporting this statement from UNESCO and the Memory of the World programme…

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Legal Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, UCLA School of Law, the Regents of the University of California
31 Mar 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

…At the federal agency level, this guide focuses on agencies related to the provision of healthcare…

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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Research Guide

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
30 Mar 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

…This guide provides resources for researching COVID-19…

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Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Free Webinar Series

Public Library Association (PLA): A Division of the American Library Association
01 Mar 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

PLA is committed to providing information on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 to PLA members and others working in public libraries…

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Adapting to Teaching and Learning Online (Resource Page)

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
01 Mar 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

NOTE: This resource page is being updated as we become aware of useful sites…

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ISO 15836 Part 2 is published based on a revision of DCMI Metadata Terms

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
16 Jan 2020
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

DCMI is pleased to announce the publication by ISO of a new international standard, ISO 15836 Part 2: "DCMI Properties and classes" (ISO 15836-2:2019)...

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PLA publishes space-planning guide for libraries

ALA
27 Nov 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

…the Public Library Association (PLA) announced the release of a new publication intended to help library professionals to successfully analyze, plan and evaluate library spaces...

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First Version of IFLA Toolkit on National Literacy and Reading Strategies Launched

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
06 Sep 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

On the occasion of the United Nations International Literacy Day (September 8), IFLA has formally published the first version of the IFLA Toolkit for National Literacy and Reading Strategies

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Just released: two new IFLA Standards

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
28 Aug 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Just endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee.

Guidelines on Public Internet Access in Libraries

Guidelines for Setting Up a Digital Unification Project

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AASL releases guide to develop inclusive learners and citizens

ALA
30 Jul 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new resource guide to support school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities…The guide, along with supporting materials, can be downloaded at standards.aasl.org/project/inclusive.

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Information and documentation -- International standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
01 Jul 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

ISO 15511:2019 Preview

Information and documentation -- International standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL)

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NISO Publishes Final Recommended Practices for KBART Automation

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
21 Jun 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the formal publication of recommended practices for KBART Automation: Automated Retrieval of Customer Electronic Holdings (NISO RP-26-2019)...

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New NISO Project To Bring Indexing Standard Up To Date

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
14 Jun 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Voting Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved a new standardization project, Criteria for Indexes...

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Tracking Progress, Underlining Potential: Launch of the 2019 Development and Access to Information Report

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
23 May 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

IFLA today launched the 2019 edition of the Development and Access to Information report, on the occasion of the President’s Meeting in Buenos Aires.

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Guidelines in Arabic

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
15 May 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Thanks to Dr. Bader Alfelaij from Kuwait the "Guidelines' are now available in Arabic. 

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W3C and FIDO Alliance Finalize Web Standard for Secure, Passwordless Logins

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
04 Mar 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

 

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO Alliance today announced the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification is now an official web standard. This advancement is a major step forward in making the web more secure— and usable—for users around the world.

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Bringing the Marrakesh Treaty closer to practice: IFLA releases new monitoring report

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
24 Jan 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

IFLA has today published an update to its Marrakesh Monitoring Report. This sets out which countries have ratified or acceded to the Treaty, and which have taken the necessary steps at the national level to make it a reality.

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OASIS® Platform Integrates with Alma® System for Print Book Ordering

ProQuest
14 Jan 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Librarians can now order print book titles directly from the Alma library services platform, thanks to a new integration between Alma and OASIS, ProQuest’s search, selection, and ordering system.

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IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit now updated

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
08 Jan 2019
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The IFLA/UNESCO Multicultural Library Manifesto Toolkit was developed by IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section (MCULTP) for the purpose of giving practical approaches on how libraries can apply the concepts contained in the Manifesto.

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New IFLA Standard: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 [revised version 2018]

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
10 Dec 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Children aged 0-18 / revised version 2018, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2018.

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OCLC and Ithaka S+R publish report on aligning library strategies with university directions

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
18 Oct 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

OCLC and Ithaka S+R have published a new report, University Futures, Library Futures: Aligning library strategies with institutional directions, which establishes a new framework for understanding the fit between emerging library service paradigms and university types.

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Getting Started - a new IFLA guide for librarians on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
07 Sep 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the wecome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research LIbraries, and the Unviersity of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions.

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EIFL co-launches new Marrakesh Treaty guide

Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL)
27 Aug 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

EIFL co-launched a new practical guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities during the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress that is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Complete revision of IFLA’s International Standard Bibliographic Description to start in 2018, and your chance to get involved!

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
30 Jul 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is the only open and freely available bibliographic standard with the goal of ensuring access to information by making bibliographic data available, interoperable and shareable, across all countries and languages in the world.

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IFLA launches a new Net Neutrality Toolkit

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
27 Jun 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

To contribute to the advocacy work of libraries, IFLA has produced a toolkit to support library action and engagement on the question of Net neutrality and zero rating.

You can access the toolkit here.

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On Track or Off the Rails? IFLA Publishes an Update Current Status of Transposition of the Marrakesh Directive in Europe

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
14 Jun 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

As States which have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities meet in New York, IFLA is today publishing an update on what EU governments are doing to make the Marrakesh Treaty a reality in Europe.

You can read the full report in a word document (also in large print) and in a pdf.

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W3C Issues Improved Accessibility Guidance for Websites and Applications

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
05 Jun 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Today W3C announces a significant update to W3C's internationally-recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which addresses accessibility of web content, websites and web applications on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

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New Translation of IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd Edition

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
28 May 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The Guidelines are now also available in the Malay language in PDF and EPUB.

This brings the number to 10 versions of the IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition.

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NISO Launches New Project to Facilitate Manuscript Exchange Across Systems

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
09 May 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

Voting Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved a new project to develop a common means to easily transfer manuscripts between and among manuscript systems, such as those in use at publishers and preprint servers.

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NISO 2018 Strategic Directions Document Identifies Emerging Trends for Future Standards Work

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
09 Apr 2018
New Standards, Guidelines and Drafts

The Architecture Committee of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published its 2018 update of the NISO Strategic Directions document which will be used by its leadership groups, the NISO Topic Committees, to direct the future development portfolios of standards and recommended practices.

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