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:

In final review and endorsement stages

  • Guidelines for Audiovisual and Multimedia Collection Management in Libraries (Status: review comments with Section June 2017; revisions requested).
    Further information, contact Audiovisual and Multimedia Section.

In progress and expected

Newly published

Guidelines for Library Services to the Homeless (endorsed by the Professional Committee in August 2017).

Guidelines for translations of the IFLA ISBD namespace in RDF (endorsed by the Professional Committee in August 2017).

IFLA Library Reference ModelA Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information (endorsed by the Professional Committee in August 2017)

PRESSOO: Extension of CIDOC CRM and FRBROO for the modelling of bibliographic information pertaining to continuing resources (endorsed by the Professional Committee in March 2017)

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: 3 October 2017