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).

Affiliated Groups

ISBD Review Group
Maintains the International Standard Bibliographic Description

BCM Review Group
Maintains the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records

Working Group on Metadata for Digital Objects

Division of Bibliographic Control's Procedures for electing members to IFLA review groups

Other working groups of interest

Cataloguing, Cataloguing

Last update: 22 May 2018