IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Programme (UBCIM)
Medium Term Programme 1998-2001
ScopeThe UBCIM Programme is primarily concerned with the coordination of activities aimed at the development of systems and standards for bibliographic control at the national level and the international exchange of bibliographic data. To achieve Universal Bibliographic Control each national bibliographic agency should be responsible for recording its national imprint in a form which is in accordance with international bibliographic standards and thus interchangeable with those of other national bibliographic agencies. The Programme aims to create and maintain standards for machine--readable data exchange and will include, when appropriate, developments in the electronic and networked environment. It provides a focus for all IFLA activities related to these aims and through its publication programme disseminates relevant information. The Programme is especially involved with the work of the Division of Bibliographic Control and its component Sections as well as that of the Section on Information Technology. It is also concerned with those relevant activities of other Divisions and Sections and other organisations such as ISO TC46, ISBN and ISSN.
Programme Goals, 1998-2001 - Action Plans, 1998-1999Goal 1
Develop and promote bibliographic standards and guidelines with particular attention to new technologies
1.2 Actively participate in the International Conference on National Bibliographic Services (ICNBS), Copenhagen, 1998, and its preparation, with the Division of Bibliographic Control and other IFLA groups.
1.3 Organize and hold with the Division of Bibliographic Control in cooperation with the ALP Programme and the National Library of Malaysia, a UBC/UNIMARC seminar in Kuala Lumpur, March 1998.
1.4 Consider standards for electronic publications with the Division of Bibliographic Control, the Section on Information Technology and the UDT Programme.
2.2 Organize, according to needs, relevant workshops on authority control, including a workshop during the IFLA Conference in Amsterdam, on the results of the WG on MLAR.
3.2 Distribute or ask Saur to publish UNIMARC updates and guidelines on special materials (UNIMARC Update 3 scheduled to be published in 1998, update 4 in 1999).
3.3 Coordinate the work of a new Working Group in charge of the preparation of a UNIMARC classification format.
3.4 Organize a UNIMARC workshop during the German Librarians' Conference to be held in Frankfurt in June 1998.
3.5 Help the Permanent UNIMARC Committee in preparing a revision of UNIMARC/Authorities.
4.2 Monographs in UBCIM Publications - New Series (K.G. Saur)