About the Bibliography Section

The Section on Bibliography is primarily concerned with the content, arrangement, production, dissemination and preservation of bibliographic information, especially (but not exclusively) where these pertain to national bibliographic services. It is also concerned with the promotion of the importance of the discipline of bibliography to library professionals in all types of library (not just national libraries), to publishers, distributors and retailers and also to end-users. Whilst taking full account of technological possibilities, the Section is aware that such developments are not yet available in some areas of the world, and it will ensure that its solutions are not necessarily dependent on particular technologies.

The Section is closely associated, where appropriate, not only with the other Sections within the Division of Library Services but also with the National Libraries section.

Please look at the Section's information factsheet (EnglishEspañolРусский中文; العربيةDeutschFrançais) for further information on its activities.

Mailing lists:


General discussion list, all who are interested in national bibliography may join using the web interface


Bibliography Section's Standing Committee mailing list. This is a closed list, restricted to members and corresponding members of the Standing Committee

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Last update: 10 December 2019