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Composition of the Committee

From August 2015 the Committee comprises: up to seven members selected by the Professional Council through a call for nominations; the Chair, appointed by the Governing Board, from among the seven members selected as above; a Governing Board/Professional Committee liaison identified from the incoming Professional Committee members; a representative nominated… Read More

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  • 23 February 2015

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… Read More

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  • 23 June 2014

IFLA Committee on Standards: WLIC 2014 Call for papers

The IFLA Committee on Standards invites papers to be presented at 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Lyon, France in August 2014. Theme :  Library standards: confluence with world trends The session will focus on how standards will be  influenced by new and emerging  trends and what impact standards will… Read More

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  • 10 January 2014
  • By: user


The Committee on Standards organises sessions annually at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress and holds its business meetings during the conference.  Between these annual meetings, it discusses issues via email and in online meetings. Minutes are posted online after approval by the Committee. Conference sessions Meeting document… Read More

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  • 16 October 2013

Standards Committee events during WLIC 2013 in Singapore

Standards Committee events during WLIC 2013 in Singapore: Session 79 — Committee on Standards, first Committee meeting 18 August 2013 12:15 – 13:30 | Room: 308 Session 177 — Future standards: infinite possibilities — Committee on Standards Open programme 21 August 2013 11:45 – 13:45 | Room:… Read More

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  • 06 August 2013
  • By: Claire McGuire

WLIC 2012: Committee on Standards open session

The IFLA Committee on Standards will hold an open session in Helsinki on Thursday 16th August during the WLIC 2012. All are welcome to attend to give their input and suggestions to the Committee on Standards and to hear more about what the Committee plans to do. Read More

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  • 02 July 2012
  • By: Claire McGuire

Advisory Committee on Standards

The Advisory Committee on Standards (CoS) coordinates IFLA’s work to develop and maintain professional standards and guidelines for information professionals across the globe, and provides advice to the Governing Board. As the central hub for IFLA’s work on technical standards and professional practice guidelines, it manages their development, revision, and… Read More

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  • 09 May 2012

New IFLA Committee on Standards

The committee will coordinate standards work within and beyond IFLA and support standards activities in IFLA professional units, principally in sections. Read More

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  • 16 January 2012
  • By: anonymous

The Public Library Service: the IFLA/UNESCO Guidelines for Development

2nd EDITION NOW AVAILABLE! The Public Library Section’s major project for 4 years was, the production of new Guidelines and Standards for public libraries. Prepared by a working group of the section of Public Libraries chaired by Philip Gill. 2001, XV, 116 p. (EUR 54… Read More

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  • 05 August 2009
  • By: Philip Gill (editor), In collab. with Section of Public Libraries