2 March 2017

IFLA Standards Making a Difference? Papers from the Committee on Standards WLIC 2016 session

By Claire McGuire

Papers are available in the IFLA Library from the Committee on Standards open session IFLA Standards Making a Difference? which took place during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 13­-19, 2016.

The session focused on the practical impact of IFLA Standards and Guidelines within the Library and Information community:

  • Initiatives where IFLA standards have been used for advocacy, decision making and project implementation.
  • Case studies on how IFLA Sections are undertaking revisions and developing new standards

The papers cover a range of interesting topics and the excellent presentations served to stimulate discussion during the session:

  1. Les aventuriers de l’ISBD perdu: retour vers la normalisation bibliographique internationale. Vincent BOULET, Mathilde KOSKAS and Mélanie ROCHE.
  2. Applying IFLA Standards to Compile National Standards: Standardization Activities in Iran. Mohammad-Karim SABERI and Fatemeh PAZOOKI.
  3. Developing International School Library Guidelines to Make a Difference: A Case Study. Barbara SCHULTZ-JONES
  4. IFLA Efforts to provide Standards for International Library and Information Studies Education: The Role of the IFLA Section of Education and Training – A Case Study. Terry WEECH
  5. A Pilot Survey on the Applicability of the IFLA School Library Guidelines in South China: Eight School Libraries Cases in Guangdong Province. Jing ZHANG, Lin LIN and Ying ZHANG.

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