Cataloguing Section Action Plan 2016-17

Mission

The Cataloguing Section (CATS) analyses the functions of cataloguing activities for all types of material and media, including both bibliographic and authority information, for the benefit of all users.

The Section proposes and develops cataloguing rules, guidelines, and standards for bibliographic information, taking into account the developing of electronic and networked digital environments in order to promote universal access to, and exchange of, bibliographic and authority information.

Objectives of Professional Unit 2016-17

  1. Further common understanding of the IFLA UBC standards.
  2. Smooth transition of the formal responsibility for the FRBR RG and the ISBD RG from the CATS to the CoS
  3. Ongoing work with development and maintenance of IFLA standards.
  4. Continue to strengthen the cooperation with other IFLA UBC Sections, more specifically the Bibliography Section and the Subject Analysis and Access Section.
  5. "Business as usual"

These objectives all fall within the scope of the first IFLA strategic direction 2016-2021: “Libraries in society”. They are also closely tied to key initiative 1.4: “[promote] IFLA standards to support libraries in the provision of services to their communities”. The key initiative text goes on to state that this is achieved by “developing and continuously updating IFLA Standards and Guidelines, promoting their uptake by libraries worldwide”, another key object of the CATS SC work.

Objectives and projects/activities from Action plan for 2016-17

1. Further common understanding of the IFLA UBC standards

1.1 Put together a short report, building on a common understanding within the CATS SC about the IFLA UBC standards. What type of standard are they, how do they interrelate, what dependencies are there among them?

2. Smooth transition of the formal responsibility for the FRBR RG and the ISBD RG from the CATS to the CoS

2.1 Support the transition and clarify the respective roles of the CATS and the CoS towards these groups

3. Ongoing work with development and maintenance of IFLA standards

3.1 ICP

3.2 PRESSoo Prepare the approval of PRESSoo model as IFLA standard and publish it

3.3 NoP: Continue the updating and publishing of Names of Persons files

3.4 Anonymous classics

3.5 Prepare and start the revision of Guidelines for Authority Records and References (GARR).

3.6 Reclaim ownership of MulDiCat

4. Continue to strengthen the cooperation with other IFLA UBC Sections

4.1 Joint metadata newsletter

4.2 Joint metadata reports session at IFLA WLIC 2017

5. “Business as usual”

5.1 Minutes, annual report and action plan

5.2 Newsletter (see point 4 above)

5.3 Maintaining website

5.4 Membership recruitment

5.5 Midterm meeting April 2017 in Prague, Czech republic

5.6 Open session at IFLA WLIC 2017

Action plans, Cataloguing

Last update: 13 November 2016