IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Digital Strategies (ICADS)

NOTE: The ICADS Advisory Board has decided to close ICADS and cease its activities. This decision follows consultation with ICADS member libraries and with IFLA representatives.

There is now a strong understanding of the potential of digital library technologies and a widespread focus on digital themes in the IFLA programme. We welcome this growing digital maturity across the community, resulting from the rapid pace of change. This leads us to believe that a special national libraries group to promote awareness of digital technologies is no longer required. ICADS member libraries remain committed to promoting digital initiatives, but feel we can do this more appropriately through the work of the many sections to which we are affiliated.

ICADS, and its predecessor ICABS, has made a significant contribution to promoting and embedding digital awareness within the IFLA community

December 2011

ICADS was a joint alliance of IFLA and the Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL). The alliance was established in August 2008 as a successor to ICABS (IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Bibliographic Standards) which was established as a national libraries initiative in 2003.

Last update: 24 March 2014