Title Deutsche Nationalbibliografie
Web site address http://www.dnb.de/EN/nationalbibliografie
Start date Began 1913
Period covered 1913-now
Current size 26.000.000
Media covered Digital, online and printed books or serials, maps, printed music, and audio http://www.dnb.de/collectionmandate
General selection criteria * works in various media published in Germany
* works in various media published abroad in German
* translations into other languages of German works published abroad
* “Germanica” – i.e. works in various media about Germany published abroad in other languages
* printed works written or published between 1933 and 1945 by German-speaking emigrants
Selection criteria for digital resources The collection field of online publications covers all text, image and sound-based works made available on public networks. The submission obligation covers both Internet publications with corresponding printed versions and also web-specific media works. Examples of online publications include electronic magazines, eBooks, university dissertations, digitised content, music files and also websites.

Generally only formats are accepted that allow a digital long term preservation.

Temporary pre-publications, pure software or application tools, and radio and TV programmes are not collected.

Online publications which only serve private or commercial purposes are not collected either. This basically means websites consisting e. g. of private photos and descriptions of holidays which are only of interest to private individuals, or presentations of a company’s goods and services which are only relevant for customers.

Exclusions policies applied  See above
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control German National Library
Web site address of national bibliographic agency http://www.dnb.de/
Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography  –
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies The Deutsche Nationalbibliografie includes the following series:

* Series A – Monographs and periodicals from the publishers’ booktrade. Books, magazines, non-music recordings, further AV media, microfiches and electronic publications. Since Bibliography year 2004, it also contains the translations and Germanica previously indexed in Series G. Published weekly since 1972.
* Series B – Monographs and periodicals from outside the publishers’ booktrade. Books, magazines, non-music recordings, other AV media, microforms and electronic publications. Published weekly since 1972.
* Series C – Maps. Published quarterly since 1972.
* Series H – University Publications. Dissertations and postdoctoral theses from German universities and German-language dissertations and postdoctoral theses  from abroad. Published monthly since 1972.
* Series M – Printed music and music publications. Published monthly since 1976.
* Series O – Online Publications. Published monthly since 2010.
* Series T – Recorded Music. Published monthly since 1974.

Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography The data is mostly created in house. The New Release Service (ND) provides information on advance announcements and new publications.

It is based on reports sent by publishers to Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bücher (VLB – German Books in Print).

Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements The material is collected at the national library under legal deposit law.
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme Pre publication records are separately published in the New Release Service:  The New Release Service is not a part of the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie
Media & format options The Deutsche Nationalbibliografie is provided over the general library catalog, as online journal in PDF format and by the services for data files in Marc21, Dublin Core, linked data and the Datenshop and also over SRU and OAI-interfaces
Access options to national bibliographic metadata Web catalogue, data shop, WWW or SFTP server, SRU and OAI interfaces
Metadata enhancements offered via online services Table of Contents
Web 2.0 services offered
Frequency of service updates
Target audiences for services Academic/public libraries, scientists, researchers, students, general public, book trade companies, publishers, search engines
Uses made of  services offered Advance notification of publications for acquisition in libraries and book stores, derived cataloguing, indexing for search engines.
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services .

From 1 July 2015 all bibliographic data of the German National Library and the authority data of the Integrated Authority File (GND) will be provided free of charge and can be freely re-used under “Creative Commons Zero” terms.

The German National Library provides the option of accessing free metadata via its online interfaces as well as via WWW or SFTP server. In addition, registered users can research metadata in the catalogue and download it for further processing in their own system via the data shop. In addition to these basic services individual, fee-based access to metadata is provided through SFTP and WWW servers.

Availability of metadata for re-use All bibliographic data of the German National Library and the authority data of the Integrated Authority File (GND) can be freely re-used under “Creative Commons Zero” (CC0 1.0) terms
Metadata formats MARC 21/XML, DNB Casual (oai_dc), Linked Data (RDF vocabularies, Turtle and JSON-LD), ONIX and CSV
Cataloguing code RDA
Levels of description offered ISBD and Catalogue records
Subject standards DDC and GND
Name authority standards GND
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? yes
Date information submitted 22.07.2022
Information supplied by Anke Meyer-Heß, email a.meyer@dnb.de