(December 12-14, 2005, Cairo, Egypt)

This invitation only meeting is the third in a series of regional meetings of cataloguing experts and rule makers, planned by the IFLA Cataloguing Section.

The first meeting (for Europe) was held in Frankfurt, Germany in July 2003 and was followed by the second meeting (for Latin America/Caribbean) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2004. This 3rd meeting in Cairo will be followed by meetings for Asia to be held at the National Library of Korea, Seoul, Korea August 2006, and the final meeting in 2007 for Africa in Pretoria, South Africa before the IFLA Conference.


To increase the ability to share cataloguing information worldwide by promoting standards for the content of bibliographic and authority records used in library catalogues.

Objective for the 3rd meeting

To examine cataloguing codes currently used in the Arabic-speaking Middle East to compare their similarities and differences withe the 1961 Paris Principles; to review and possibly approve the 2003/2005 draft Statement of International Cataloguing Principles, from the European and the Latin American/Caribbean regional meetings of IME ICC; to see if our cataloging rules can be more similar; and perhaps to suggest proposals for an International Cataloguing Code.

Working Groups