Information Technology Section

Division: Library Services

The Information Technology (IT) Section promotes and advances the application of information technologies to library and information services in all societies, through activities related to best practices and standards, education and training, research, and the marketplace. Created by IFLA in 1963 at the beginning of the commercial computer era, the IFLA Section on Information Technology (IT) has led the Federation through changes in computer and communications technology by introducing, describing, teaching, and predicting its use for information delivery.  For more historical information, see “40 Years of Technology in Libraries: A Brief History of the IFLA Section on Information Technology, 1963/64–2003.” 

Today, the IT Section is one of the largest in IFLA, and the scope covers IT for the creation, organization, storage, maintenance, access, retrieval, and transfer of information and documents for all types of libraries and information centers; IT for the operation of libraries and information centers; and, related management and policy issues.  Of primary importance are applications of IT for supporting access to and delivery of information.

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This Section is sponsoring the Big Data Special Interest Group and the Linked Data Special Interest Group .

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Last update: 15 September 2016

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Invitation to attend IFLA 2016 Satellite meeting: Women & Library Technology – Empowering Women’s Participation in Open Technology & Culture, Evanston, USA

Theme: Women & Library Technology – Empowering Women’s Participation in Open Technology & Culture Date: 11 August 2016 Venue: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL, USA

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Invitation to attend IFLA 2016 Satellite meeting: Data In Libraries: The Big Picture, Chicago, US

Theme: Data In Libraries: The Big Picture Date: 10 August 2016 Venue: University of Chicago Library, US

15 May 2016