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.


This Section is sponsoring: Big Data Special Interest Group and Linked Data Special Interest Group .

Information Technology, Sections

Letzte Aktualisierung: 14 August 2018

Latest News

WLIC 2020 joint session with Preservation and Conservation Section

This is a call for participants for a joint session at the World Library and Information Congress 2020 about "Preserving complex digital objects in libraries".

13 Januar 2020

IFLA WLIC Preconference Satellite Meeting

This is a call for participants to register and attend Satellite meetings on 22 & 21 Aug 2019.

6 Februar 2019

Celebrating IT innovations in libraries

Celebrate with us our 55th anniversary at IFLA's 2018 WLIC on Sunday 26 Aug! (13.45-15.45, Ballroom 1)

9 Juni 2018