About the Cataloguing Section
The Cataloguing Section analyses the functions of cataloguing activities for all types of material and media, including both bibliographic and authority information, for the benefit of all users. The Section proposes and develops cataloguing rules, guidelines and standards for bibliographic information taking into account the developing of electronic and networked digital environments in order to promote universal access to, and exchange of, bibliographic and authority information.
The Section has close relationships with many organizations and institutions including national cataloguing and standardization committees, various multinational organizations, various committees of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), especially with TC46–Information and Documentation, with the Sections on Bibliography, Classification and Indexing, and Information Technology, and in particular with the IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Digital Strategies (ICADS) (formerly the IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Bibliographic Standards).
Division of Bibliographic Control's Procedures for electing members to IFLA review groups
Other working groups of interest
- Working Group on Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records (FRANAR)
- Working Group on Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR)
Last update: 4 February 2015