Creating New Standards

Standards Manual

The IFLA Standards Procedures Manual provides guidance for the development and revision of standards and guidelines by IFLA professional units. It seeks to establish: how to present the need for specific standards and guidelines; maximize consensus about the content and applicability; ensure high technical and editorial quality; promote consistency; and earn endorsement by IFLA and the wider library and information community. 

The Manual was compiled by a Working Group established by the Committee on Standards (CoS) in early 2013 and working up to the endorsement of the document by the Professional Committee in 2014.

Standards template (appendix a)

Standards development proposal form (appendix c)

Standards approval request form (appendix d)

Last update: 1 April 2016