Call for Papers

UNIMARC Core Activity (UCA)

Advancing UNIMARC: alignment and innovation


The recent completion of RDA – Resource Description and Access, the ISBD consolidated edition and developments regarding the implementation of the FRBR model are at the forefront of novel concerns for bibliographic data management with implications for standards such as UNIMARC. In the same line are the demands and requirements for having UNIMARC data enabled as linked data to foster its value in the context of the Semantic Web. This session will focus on the alignment of UNIMARC with other bibliographic standards and trends in innovative networked applications. Contributions are invited that provide reflections or experiences on topics such as:

  • UNIMARC data modeling and FRBR
  • UNIMARC alignment with new ISBD provisions such as Area 0
  • Experiences with UNIMARC data shared services
  • Innovative implementations using UNIMARC in the Web environment
  • Features and functionalities thought by UNIMARC professional users


The deadline for submitting proposals is 28 February 2011

How to submit

Send your proposal by email - an abstract (minimum 300 words) in English, complemented by short biographical information and contacts of the author(s) to:

Maria Inês Cordeiro
Director, IFLA UNIMARC Core Activity

Important Dates

Proposals submission - All proposals must be in before 28 February 2011
Paper selection - Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Permanent UNIMARC Committee. Selected proposals will be notified by 4 April 2011.
Full papers - will be due by 15 June 2011 to allow time for editing and translations.

Paper Presentation

Between 20-30 minutes will be allowed for paper delivery in the session.


All proposals must be in before 28 February 2011.

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Puerto Rico National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Please check our Conference Participation Grants webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Last update: 11 February 2011