FID & UDC Archive news
On 2 October 2012, work started on the re-organization of the International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) and UDC archive.
About the archive

Following the creation of the UDC Consortium in 1992, and the dissolution of the FID in 2000, records from the organization were packed into around 150 large cardboard boxes waiting for a permanent place.

The collection consists of:

  • around 250 archive folders from the FID with the organization's documentation and publications since its foundation in 1895 (then known as the International Institute of Bliography)
  • the archive of the UDC
  • the records of the FID Central Classification Committee
  • UDC revision records since the 1920s (around 60 metres of shelf space)
  • UDC editions in world languages since 1905 (around 30 metres of shelf space)

Once the entire collection is categorised we will start with a more detailed analysis of the material, its classification and processing. Cataloguing, classification and digitizing the collection will start in 2013, once we have a full overview of the size and content of the archive. There is no doubt that the part of the archive dealing with FID and its international work on documentation and bibliography will be valuable to many researchers in this field. A carefully maintained record of the UDC development, the early correspondence and discussion of the FID/CCC will certainly be a valuable source for researchers in the field of classification history.

International UDC Seminar 2013 "Classification & Visualization"
The next International UDC Seminar entitled "Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge" will take place in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, on 24-25 October 2013. This is the fourth in a series of International UDC Seminars devoted to advances in documentary classification research and their application in a networked environment.
UDC at IFLA 2012 General Conference
UDC Update session at the IFLA General Conference, in Helsinki took place on Sunday 12 August, 12.15-13.45, Room 206.
The meeting in Helsinki was well attended. UDC editors presented a summary of the latest development of the UDC content development, data services, translation databases. UDC August 2012 Newsletter was distributed to delegates.
IFLA Classification and Indexing Section’s June Newsletter is now available
This issue includes news about UDC editions and activities: