The history of bibliographic control in South Africa is covered with regard to the legislation regulating legal deposits and a national agency for bibliographic control, as well as the various role players such as interest groups, bibliographic networks, the national archival service and service providers for bibliographic control tools. A selection of bibliographic control tools including union catalogues, bibliographies, indexes and databases, as well as advisory groups and research reports are also addressed.
Presented at the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC): 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council, 19 August 2007. Division IV. URL: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla73/index.htm