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Fascinating Facets: Recent Developments in Genre and Form Vocabularies

The development of genre and form vocabularies as a facet of information retrieval has gathered increasing attention in recent years. Attendees will learn some of the background history of genre and form applications and the exciting innovations that make these vocabularies relevant and useful to today’s catalog users. Read More

  • Events
  • 12 May 2022

List of the Relindial papers

This document is recording all the papers prensented with the support of Relindial (alone or in collaboration). The contributions are classified by year (starting with the most recent). 2020 WLIC 2020, Dublin (Ireland) The Congress was cancelled due to the Covid Crisis 2019 WLIC 2019, Athens (Greece) “Libraries: Dialogue… Read More

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  • 15 January 2019

IFLA Genre/Form Working Group

Background Genre/Form terms describe what something “is”, rather than what it is “about “. The latter has been the traditional emphasis of the IFLA Subject Analysis and Access Section, but since genre/form terms also provide relevant information about the document, the issue was discussed on several occasions. Finally, the proposal… Read More

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  • 25 March 2014

Beyond Libraries: Subject Metadata in the Digital Environment and Semantic Web

This special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly contains the proceedings of the Section’s satellite meeting held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August 2012.  In it, authors from many different countries describe ways that they are addressing user needs through subject access design and the creation of subject metadata for… Read More

  • Publications
  • 17 January 2014
  • By: Maja Žumer, Sandra K. Roe, and Edward T. O'Neill (editors)

LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group

The goal of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) special interest group is to address the information needs of LGBTQ+ community members related to library services, programs or collections. To raise awareness of specific issues in professional knowledge about LGBTQ+ lives, we provide opportunities to engage in discussions about… Read More

  • Units
  • 13 January 2014

IFLA Namespaces Task Group

Established: 2009 Ended: 2015  The Task/Technical Group was superseded by the Linked Data Technical Sub-Committee (LIDATEC) in 2015. Terms of reference Prepare a requirements and options paper on the topic of IFLA support for the representation of IFLA standards in formats suitable for use in… Read More

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  • 12 February 2011

Working Groups

Current Working Groups IFLA Genre/Form Working Group Previous Working Groups Subject Access in the New Environment IFLA Namespaces Task Group Working Group on Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR) Working Group on Guidelines for Subject Access by National Bibliographic Agencies Working… Read More

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  • 26 June 2009