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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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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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Linked Open BNB Preview Now Available

Background The British Library is developing a version of the British National Bibliography which it will make available as Linked Open Data . The initial offering includes published books with future releases extending coverage to include serial publications, multipart works, integrating resources, kits and forthcoming publications. The first subset of […]

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LC Statement on ‘Transforming our Bibliographic Framework’

The Library of Congress has issued a statement ‘Transforming our Bibliographic Framework’ in which it announces a new collaborative initiative to be led by Associate Librarian of Congress for Library Services, Deanna Marcum to look at the issues involved in migrating from MARC to new bibliographic metadata formats. As part of its […]

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The British Library announces new free data options

The British Library has announced that it is going to offer two new ways for libraries and researchers to access its bibliographic data including the British National Bibliography. These are: A free Z39.50 service for libraries to selectively download records in MARC21 Bulk data sets in XML (RDF/DC) for researchers […]

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Chinese Translation of “National Bibliographies in the Digital Age” Now Available

The Chinese translation of “National Bibliographies in the Digital Age” is now available on the SC section of the IFLA web site.  Many thanks to Ben Gu , Director, Chinese Acquisitions & Cataloguing Department at the Online Library Cataloguing Centre of the National Library of China for managing the translation […]

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