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UBCIM - IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Activity

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Closure IFLA/UBCIM Core Activity and Office

The IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Activity (UBCIM) which has been hosted by Die Deutsche Bibliothek since 1990, is closed as per 1st March 2003. The Programme Director Marie-France Plassard retired on that same date.

The UBCIM Programme has achieved a great deal over the past thirty years. It has been responsible for the creation of the ISBDs as well as UNIMARC, and for maintaining a full publishing and seminar programme. Many people have contributed to its success during this time, but especially the host libraries, initially the British Library, and in the more recent past Die Deutsche Bibliothek.

IFLA would like to acknowledge the contribution of all who have been concerned in this very valuable contribution to the process of international bibliographic standardization. We would also like to express our thanks to the host institutions, and especially to Die Deutsche Bibliothek for maintaining UBCIM in a period when funding is difficult for all international activities.

We are also very pleased to announce that the National Library of Portugal (NLP) has offered to act as the new host for the continuation and further development of the UNIMARC format. The NLP will also take over the publication of the journal International Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control.

The books from the UBCIM Publications New Series, including recent ISBDs, will continue to be available from K.G. Saur Verlag, other UBCIM book publications will be available from IFLA/HQ.

Requests for permission to translate UBCIM publications should be directed to IFLA Headquarters.

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