IFLA's UNIMARC encoding and exchange format has undergone a major transformation with the adoption of  a new entity-relationship (ER) cataloguing model the IFLA LRM which brings innovative cataloguing approaches for the digital environment. This shift from traditional metadata practices suggests promising benefits for both libraries and end-users. The “Future of UNIMARC” project aims to facilitate exchanging, sharing and generating knowledge about the future of UNIMARC. The project focuses on exploring UNIMARC's range of uses, increasing familiarity with its entity-relationship (ER) cataloguing track, and gathering information about the library community's needs. This could be done through exploring current and future trends within the information technologies sector, gaining more knowledge as to where we stand now, what we expect and should expect from UNIMARC in the future, taking into account all aspects of the format, both known and unknown.

Your participation in this brief survey on data encoding and exchange standards will provide valuable feedback on the needs of the library community and help shape the next UNIMARC roadmap.

This worldwide survey is intended to be completed by the person(s) responsible for their institution's, consortium or company's cataloguing or metadata system.

This survey is short and will only take five minutes of your time. To start, click on the next page.