National standards & infrastructure


Resource Description & Access (RDA) is an international standard for cataloging practice that has also become the standard in the Netherlands. Fobid has a special interest group of RDA experts, who can advise on the implementation of the RDA standard in Dutch libraries. Read more on the RDA committee website (Dutch only).

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan is an effective way of providing broad access to what Dutch library collections have to offer. The Dutch University libraries and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (UKB) have recently switched to a new system for interlibrary loan (ILL). The existing NCC-IBL system has been replaced by Worldshare-ILL, an international system for ILL. Read more on the UKB website.