The 2nd UNIMARC Users Meeting took place at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, the 14th of March 2008, following the 19th PUC Meeting.

Opened by Dr. Maurizio Fallace, Director-General for Library Heritage, Cultural Institutes and Copyright and Antonia Fontana, Director of the BNCF, the event gathered 70 participants from seven countries.

Following introductory papers by Maria Inês Cordeiro, Director of the UCA and Alan Hopkinson, Chair of the PUC, the programme included seven presentations by users from Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Russia, France and the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL). 


  • Maurizio Fallace, Director-General for Library Heritage, Cultural Institutes and Copyright, Ministry for National Heritage and Cultural Activities (PDF – 20,0 KB)
  • Antonia Fontana, BNCF Director (PDF – 28,0 KB)

The IFLA UNIMARC Core Activity: an overview

The role and current activities of the UNIMARC Permanent Committee

The UNIMARC state of the art: user’s experiences and perspectives

UNIMARC for national services: issues and perspectives

The UNIMARC standard among ITALE, the Italian community of ExLibris’ Users: current studies, projects and proposals

  • Alessandra Bezzi, President, Itale – Italian Association of Aleph Users- University of Insubria, Varese, Italy (PDF – 172 KB)
  • Antonella Trombone, Itale Coordination Committee, University of Basilicata, Interdiscipline Library, Potenza, Italy (PDF – 60,0 KB)

The use of the UNIMARC format in COBISS.Net

  • Anka Rogina, IZUM – Institute of Information Science, Maribor, Slovenia (PDF – 788 KB)

UNIMARC in Greece

UNIMARC in Russia

  • Vladimir V. Skvortsov, National Library of Russia, Saint Petersburg

The CFU – Comité Français UNIMARC

  • Agnès Manneheut, Agence bibliographique de l’enseignement supérieur, Paris, France (PDF – 0,98 MB)

The Consortium of European Research Libraries and UNIMARC

  • Anthony G. Curwen, Consultant, CERL, 1994-2007, Corresponding member of PUC (PDF – 192 KB)