Standards work in progress

New and revised IFLA Standards

Once completed and endorsed by the IFLA Governing Board, these new Standards will be announced via the news feed and published in the full list of IFLA Standards.

The creation or revision of the following IFLA Standards are in progress:

  • Guidelines for translations of the IFLA ISBD namespace in RDF (expected endorsement December 2016).
    Further information, contact ISBD Review group
  • PRESSOO: Extension of CIDOC CRM and FRBROO for the modelling of bibliographic information pertaining to continuing resources (expected endorsement April 2017)
    Further information, contact: Cataloguing Section.
  • Library Services for Children¬† - Guidelines, revised edition (expected completion delayed, new date not yet reported (was January 2017)).
    Further information, contact: Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section
  • Guidelines for Statistical Reporting for Public Libraries (expected completion May 2017).
    Further information, contact: Metropolitan Libraries Section.
  • Guidelines for Library Services to the Homeless (expected completion June 2017 (date subject to possible revision)).
    Further information, contact: Library Services to People with Special Needs Section.
  • Literacy Matters: Guidelines for Library-Based Literacy Programmes, revision (expected completion August 2017).
    Further information, contact: Literacy and Reading Section.
  • Guidelines for People who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired, revision (expected completion 2018).
    Further information, contact: Library Services to People with Special Needs Section.
     

Newly published

Definition of FRBRoo: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information in Object-Oriented Formalism (endorsed by the Professional Committee in December 2016)

Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) (approved November 2016, endorsed by the Professional Committee in December 2016).

Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development, 2nd edition (approved June 2016, endorsed by the Professional Committee in August 2016).

Guidelines for Parliamentary Research Services (approved August 2015).

IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition (approved June 2015).

Last update: 2 March 2017