National Committee for Library Standardization

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At the end of 2015, the management of National Széchényi Library set up the National Committee for Library Standardization (Hungarian abbreviation: OKSZB, Országos Könyvtári Szabványosítási Bizottság), a successor organization of the former Committee for Library and Reference Information Standardization.

The aim of the Committee is to organize and control, on a national level, the standardization and regulation activities of the Hungarian library community, with special regard to:

  • the initiation of the implementation of international standards concerning the Hungarian library community;
  • wording, approval and publication of library regulations and recommendations;
  • initiation of the withdrawal of outdated international standards concerning the Hungarian library community;
  • keeping contacts with the Hungarian Standards Institution (Hungarian abbreviation: MSZT, Magyar Szabványügyi Testület);
  • providing up-to-date information for the library community on applicable standards, regulations and recommendations.

Members of the National Committee for Library Standardization

Chairman:

  • Szabolcs Dancs, NSZL

Members and delegating organizations:

  • Ágnes Barát-Hajdu, Association of Hungarian Librarians
  • Miklós Fehér,  Hungarian Library Institute
  • Zsófia Kasza, Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Klára Koltay, The University and National Library University of Debrecen and College of University Library Directors
  • Erzsébet Nitsch, Alliance of Libraries and Information Institutes
  • Anna Soltész, Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library

Permanent invited expert:

  • Ágnes Rácz, NSZL

Regulations on the foundation and operating conditions of the National Committee for Library Standardization (in Hungarian)