Guidelines For The Future – Sharing Best Practice For National Bibliographies In A Digital Age

The changes brought about by the World Wide Web together with the dramatic growth of digital media have called into question many key assumptions on which national bibliography were founded. At the IFLA Bibliography Standing Committee’s Warsaw satellite meeting to the IFLA 2012 Congress a new web based resource was […]

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‘National Bibliographies Transformed: Matters Relating to the Legal Deposit of Electronic Resources’ – The Bibliography Section Open Session at IFLA WLIC 2015

In addition to its section meetings, the Bibliography Section has organised an open session during the 2015 Cape Town conference addressing the legal deposit of electronic resources and the challenges it can pose to national bibliographic agencies. In many countries the scope of legal deposit is being extended to include electronic resources. […]

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Japanese National Bibliography of Online Publications

On July 1, 2013, the e-legal deposit of online publications started based on the National Diet Library Law revised in June 2012. According to this, the National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) started to offer the Japanese National Bibliography of online publications on March 25th, 2014. The NDL also started to […]

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German National Library Offers Over 11 million MARC21 Records Under CC0 Open License

11.5 million free bibliographic data items now available from the German National Library in MARC 21 format All the bibliographic data of the German National Library offered under “Creative Commons Zero” conditions are available free of charge as a complete package in MARC 21 format for free use. Included are […]

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Danish National Bibliography as linked open data

A testfile containing books in the Danish National Bibliography 2010 and 2011 as linked open data has been published by DBC (Danish Bibliographic Centre) on oss.dbc.dk. A SPARQL endpoint to the corresponding triple store is available at http://lod.dbc.dk/webui/. DBC will continue working with LOD, expanding the scope to other types […]

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Bibliography in a Digital Age IFLA Satellite Meeting Warsaw, 9th August 2012

A satellite meeting of the main IFLA Conference in Helsinki took place in Warsaw on 9th August 2012, kindly hosted by the National Library of Poland. The purpose of the event was to share: experiences, techniques and challenges in the creation and management of national bibliographic services and to begin […]

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Japanese translation of “National Bibliographies in the Digital Age” now available

The Japanese translation of “National Bibliographies in the Digital Age” is now available as a PDF on the SC section of the IFLA web site.   I would like to thank Yokoyama-san as well as my other colleagues at the Acquisitions and Bibliography Department of the National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) […]

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