International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Created on Dec 31st, 2020

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

Founded in 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland at an international conference, we celebrated our 90th birthday in 2017. We now have more than 1,500 Members in over 150 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971 and the The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, located in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters. Homepage:


This vocabulary is an expression in RDF of the concepts and relations described in the IFLA report on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).

This vocabulary is a work in progress, it includes RDF classes for the group 1, 2 and 3 entities described by the FRBR report and properties corresponding to the core relationships between those entities. It does not yet describe attributes of the entities. Where possible, appropriate relationships with other vocabularies are included in order to place this vocabulary in the context of existing RDF work.

Version: 2005-08-10