Current IFLA Standards

IFLA standards are internationally reviewed, published and regularly updated documents. Each IFLA standard reflects current consensus on rules, principles, guidelines, best practice or models for a particular activity or service. IFLA standards in their diversity of styles and subject matter provide optimum benefit for the international library community.

Standards are established by IFLA professional units who work in collaboration and by consensus.

This following is an overview of current IFLA Standards.

Conceptual models

Digital format codes

Rules for resource description

General Guidelines


Last update: 12 July 2021