Resource description and standards

Adoption of internationally approved standards and principles is crucial for NBAs responsible for disseminating bibliographic records for national and international exchange. Such bibliographic standards include:

  • Cataloguing rules
  • Metadata formats
  • Authority control
  • Classification schemes
  • Identifiers
  • Script conversion
  • Character sets.

National libraries have long advocated standardisation of exchange formats, cataloguing rules and communication protocols as an extension of the IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) programme.

Best Practices, Bibliography, Bibliography

Last update: 5 December 2017

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