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Library Standards for

Philippine Libraries





Note: This list includes documents entitled “standards” and “guidelines” as well as other documents of a similar nature entitled “statements,” “rules,” "policies", and “criteria.”

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For all libraries and librarians


Philippine Regulation Commission


For Academic Libraries


Commission on Higher Education (CHED)


PAARL Library Standards 2000

Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU)
PAASCU Library Survey Form.doc

Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)

For School Libraries



For Public Libraries



Other International Standards



American Library Association

Bibliography of Standards and Selected References Related to Preservation in Libraries

Competency Index for the Library Field - Webjunction (download in pdf)

Digital Library Federation (DLF) Digital Library Standards and Practices

IFLA Standards

Intellectual Freedom Manual

A Library for the Modern Law School: A Statement of Standards for University Law Library Provision in the UK (2003 revision)

Library of ISO Management Standards

MARC Standards

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Standards

Standards for Library Systems (RFP Writers Guide to Standards for Library Systems by Cynthia Hodgson, published by National Information Standards Organization, Bethesda, Maryland, c2002)

Standards at the Library of Congress

Standards List (PDF) compiled by Victoria Irons and classified by such categories as general standards and guidelines, collections standards, digital collections and services, cataloging/intellectual access, services standards, instruction standards, facilities standards, assessment standards, budget and staffing standards, etc.

Standard for Librarians of the University of Victoria (read more on Evaluation Policy for Librarians.htm)















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