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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 provide the Japanese National Bibliography through the OAI-PMH.

Further information:  「全国書誌データ提供」のページ   (In Japanese)

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 Bibliography 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) for making the translation.

Web NDL Authorities

The Web NDL Authorities is now fully released by the National Diet Library, Japan (NDL).  The Web NDL Authorities is a service that provides NDL’s authority records as Linked Open Data and makes them accessible to the Semantic Web.

*The Web NDL Authorities

For details, please refer also to this paper:

By OSHIBA, Tadahiko (NDL)


Providing JAPAN/MARC in MARC21 format

The National Diet Library, Japan (NDL), adopts the MARC21 format for the JAPAN/MARC, a machine-readable form of the Japanese National Bibliography, from January 2012. At the same time, the NDL shifts character set for bibliographic records to Unicode for international use.

From January 2012, it is also possible to download JAPAN/MARC bibliographic records in MARC21 format through the NDL-OPAC.

*The Japanese National Bibliography through the NDL-OPAC

By OSHIBA, Tadahiko (NDL)