Information Technology Section

Division: Library Services

The Information Technology (IT) Section promotes and advances the application of information technologies to library and information services in all societies, through activities related to best practices and standards, education and training, research, and the marketplace. Created by IFLA in 1963 at the beginning of the commercial computer era, the IFLA Section on Information Technology (IT) has led the Federation through changes in computer and communications technology by introducing, describing, teaching, and predicting its use for information delivery.  For more historical information, see “40 Years of Technology in Libraries: A Brief History of the IFLA Section on Information Technology, 1963/64–2003.” 

Today, the IT Section is one of the largest in IFLA, and the scope covers IT for the creation, organization, storage, maintenance, access, retrieval, and transfer of information and documents for all types of libraries and information centers; IT for the operation of libraries and information centers; and, related management and policy issues.  Of primary importance are applications of IT for supporting access to and delivery of information.

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This Section is sponsoring: Big Data Special Interest Group .

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Última actualización: 10 Marzo 2020

Latest News

Professional Unit Virtual Event - Preservation of Digital Complex Objects

Digital Preservation - British Library Since the beginning of 21st century IT development have brought new forms of eBooks and complex objects for renewed and enhanced user / reader experience. These innovative cultural objects imply new challenges for preservation and conservation: how can we archive device dependent multimedia, interactive systems, or information flows? Does new data technologies open new possibilities for long-term conservation?

17 Noviembre 2020

Webinar - Where do we fit in 4IR ?

IFLA Information Technology Section - Open webinar series: quarterly online coffee talks with librarians and academics on emerging technologies Webinar #2: "Where do we fit into the 4IR: librarians' perceptions" - Follow-up

30 Octubre 2020

IFLA IT section 2020 events update

Because of global health situation, IT Section events related to IFLA WLIC 2020 had to be either postponed or changed.

26 Junio 2020