Universal Bibliographic Control

Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC) was a concept championed by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Under the theoretical UBC, any document would only be cataloged once in its country of origin, and that record would then be available for the use of any library in the world.

During the 1974s, IFLA established an office for Universal Bibliographic Control.[1]

Dunsire, Hillman, Phipps, and Willer have suggested that Semantic Web technologies, including BIBFRAME may allow UBC.[2][3]

See also


  1. "Professional Statement on Universal Bibliographic Control" (PDF). IFLA. December 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. Dunsire, Gordon; Hillmann, Diane; Phipps, Jon (April 2012). "Reconsidering Universal Bibliographic Control in Light of the Semantic Web" (PDF). Journal of Library Metadata. 12 (2–3): 164–176. doi:10.1080/19386389.2012.699831. hdl:1813/36288. S2CID 62173355. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  3. Dunsire, Gordon; Willer, Mirna (June 2014). "The local in the global: universal bibliographic control from the bottom up" (PDF). Retrieved 9 August 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)