2 March 2017

New IFLA Standard: Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) 2016

By Joanne Yeomans

More than fifty years after the original Statement of Principles - commonly known as the “Paris Principles” - was approved, IFLA is pleased to announce the latest revision, the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) 2016.

This statement builds on the great cataloguing traditions of the world, as well as on the conceptual models in the IFLA Functional Requirements family.

The principles in the statement are intended to guide the development of cataloguing codes and the decisions that cataloguers make. They apply to bibliographic and authority data, and consequently to current library catalogues, bibliographies and other datasets created by libraries. They aim to provide a consistent approach to descriptive and subject cataloguing of bibliographic resources of all kinds.

It is hoped that the principles in this statement will help to increase the international sharing of bibliographic and authority data, and will guide cataloguing rule makers in their efforts. Translations into various languages are already in progress.

ICP, standard, Cataloguing

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