The IFLA Committee on Standards invites papers to be presented at 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Lyon, France in August 2014.

Theme :  Library standards: confluence with world trends

The session will focus on how standards will be  influenced by new and emerging  trends and what impact standards will have on the evolution of the new directions in libraries and societies as identified in the IFLA Trend Report and similar documents.

The Committee on Standards programme will focus on new standards, case studies on how standards and guidelines are influenced by new trends, and how these trends will be redefining our approach to standards and guidelines. Will this confluence create new standards that are more flexible, adaptable, more varied and more timely or will this reduce the need for standards?