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From ISBD to ISBDM Webinar Registration

December 10, 2022

Dear colleagues,

Registration is now open for this forthcoming webinar:

From ISBD to ISBDM: a bibliographic standard in transformation

Date: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm CET (GMT/UTC +1)

Where: online (Zoom), free attendance

Know more and register here:

About the webinar

The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is intended to serve as a principal standard to promote universal bibliographic control, that is, to make universally and promptly available, in a form that is internationally acceptable, bibliographic data for all published and unpublished bibliographic resources in all countries.

Due to its importance to the global user community, a major revision of the ISBD was decided in 2018 by the IFLA Committee on Standards and the IFLA ISBD Review Group, aiming at aligning the ISBD to the overarching conceptual model provided by IFLA, the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM). This alignment was sought in the double objective to keep up with the bibliographic and technological developments and to achieve complementarity between IFLA standards to the benefit of the users.

The ISBD for Manifestation Task Force was established by the IFLA ISBD Review Group in late 2019 to work out an alignment of the ISBD with LRM at the Manifestation level (ISBDM) and reflect about the future of an ISBD reshaped to LRM, as a first step to achieve a full implementation of LRM.

Join this fast-paced webinar to learn from the developers of the ISBDM about the first results of this aligning revision, get insight into the various aspects of the work and its current status, and enter into an initial exchange with all concerned parties.


  • Welcome and introduction
  • Entity-based cataloguing: the new environment of ISBD, Gordon Dunsire
  • Reshaping the ISBD: structure and ISBDM as a tool, Rehab Ouf and Mikael Wetterstrom
  • ISBDM subgroup on Prescriptiveness and Granularity, Gordon Dunsire
  • ISBDM subgroup on Examples, Mirna Willer
  • ISBDM next steps and future work, Renate Behrens
  • Panel discussion

About the Presenters

  • Gordon Dunsire, Independent Consultant, Edinburgh (UK)
  • Mikael Wetterstrom, ISSN International Centre (France)
  • Mirna Willer, University of Zadar (Croatia), retired professor
  • Renate Behrens, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Germany), ISBD for Manifestation Task Force Chair
  • Rehab Ouf, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt), ISBD Review Group Chair

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