2012 Bibliography Section Satellite meeting

Bibliography in the digital age


9 August 2012


Biblioteka Narodowa, Warsaw, Poland


A joint satellite meeting sponsored by the IFLA Bibliography and IFLA Cataloguing Sections held prior to the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2012.

In 2009 the IFLA Bibliography Section endorsed the publication National Bibliographies in the Digital Age: Guidance and New Directions. (IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control; 39)

The publication was presented as follows:

The changes brought about by the World Wide Web and the explosion of electronic media have called into question many of the assumptions on which national bibliographies have been founded. The need was growing of a route map to navigate through uncharted territories. After a preparation period of several years, IFLA's Bibliography Section endorsed this large set of guidelines. They seek to help national bibliographic agencies improve their bibliographic services."

The satellite meeting should be seen as a continuation of this publication and the purpose is to get status, inspiration and update on how to deal with e-resources in national bibliographies, when the mission is to serve as an important information resource for selection, acquisition, cataloguing and verification in libraries and for the general public as well as a means for scientific research and publication statistics.

  • Which selection criteria are/could be used? Which metadata are/should be produced and how?
  • Are the standards used for producing metadata applicable for this area?
  • How can we reduce the costs of our efforts?

Satellite Meeting, Bibliography

Last update: 4 August 2019