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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Last update: 4 July 2021

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Open Educational Resources: Where ICT meets education and scholarship

IFLA WLIC 2021 online session sponsored by the IT Section is about OER and library IT, don't miss it!

16 August 2021

Big Data Special Interest Group WLIC2021 sessions

Two events will be hosted by Big Data SIG during WLIC2021: - Better together: Creating solutions to the challenges of data use, reuse, and sharing - Library Carpentries: A 360 Degree Review of Supporting Data Science Skills

23 July 2021

Webinar - Library RDM Services: where are we now?

There is no doubt that data is an imperative in conducting research towards the creation of new knowledge and science. Therefore, good research data management practices forms part of the research process ensuring validity and reliability of research data. As we know, it is a requirement by many publishers and funders these days to share the research data. Since academic libraries play a vital role in supporting the pillars of their parent universities, the uptake of research data management services in response to supporting research trends has emerged.

22 July 2021