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18 – 19 August 2023
We kindly invite you to the IFLA Satellite Meeting organised by the IFLA Bibliography, Subject Analysis and Access, and Cataloguing Sections and KBR. The conference will take place in Brussels at KBR, the Royal Library of Belgium, on 18-19 August 2023.
This unique Satellite Meeting is organized prior to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Rotterdam and will devote its time to this specific topic: Universal Bibliographic Control at the crossroads, the challenges of unifying IFLA bibliographic standards.
Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) was created jointly by IFLA and UNESCO as part of a global effort to ensure better access to information. UBC has long been a fundamental part of the international framework for the bibliographic aspect of libraries’ work. IFLA’s UBCIM Programme has been responsible for the creation of the ISBDs as well as UNIMARC. 20 years after it closed, and about a decade after IFLA’s last collective reflection and declaration on UBC (IFLA Professional Statement on Universal Bibliographic Control and Lyon Declaration), the IFLA Sections on Bibliography, Cataloguing and Subject Analysis and Access invite metadata specialists from all around the world to convene at KBR in Brussels to start discussing a new framework for the coming decades.
In a global context that has undergone significant changes, we are reaffirming the role of libraries in building a sustainable future, and the matter of access to information is more crucial than ever. At a time when IFLA is re-examining its technical and strategic infrastructure for metadata standards creation and maintenance to take into account the new environment of data exchange for data interoperability, each individual term of the “UBC” concept can be questioned.
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|Pat Riva (Concordia University Library)
UBC, Background and Future Perspectives (Keynote)
|Mo’men S. El Nasharty Ph.D (Cairo University, Egypt)
For Whom We Should Create the Bibliographic Data: The Rise of Machine
|Vincent Boulet (Chair of the IFLA cataloguing section)
IFLA Metadata Standards Facing With a Fragmented World
|Renate Behrens (Chair RDA Steering Committee)
Standards in changing times
|Carlos A. Della Paschoa & Elisete de Sousa Melo (Instituto Cervantes)
Nélida Piñon Personal Collection:
|Rowena Griem (Yale University Library, USA)
Approaches to Addressing Problematic Language in Controlled Vocabularies as seen in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
|Hannes Lowagie (KBR, Belgium)
From Bias to Transparency: Ethical Imperatives in AI-Based Library Cataloging
- This will be an on-site event.
- English will be the language of the conference.
- The venue is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
For further information, please contact :
- Maud Henry, email@example.com (KBR, IFLA Bibliography Section)
- Mathilde Koskas, firstname.lastname@example.org (BnF, IFLA Bibliography Section)
More IFLA Satellite meetings
From 16 to 18 August 2023, another IFLA Satellite meeting is also taking place at KBR. It is organized by Law Libraries and the Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes (AIFBD), in collaboration with KBR. If you are interested in access to information at the heart of development, feel free to register for this event (in French).
OCLC generously sponsors this event. We thank them for their contribution.