Title Greek National Bibliography
Web site address English: www.nlg.gr/en/node/166 & Greek: www.nlg.gr/el/node/79
Start date Began 1989 (publication date of printed catalogue 1990)
Period covered 1987 to 2008 (bibliographic records of post 2008 items are included in OPAC)
Current size 121.602 records
Media covered Digital, printed books, maps, printed music, audio, video, etc.
General selection criteria Includes material printed in Greece.
Selection criteria for digital resources

So far, we have faced hand-held digital material only. Therefore, we have no special selection criteria for digital resources.

Exclusions policies applied Grey literature, computer games, ephemera, serials.
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control National Library of Greece
Web site address of national bibliographic agency nbib.nlg.gr
Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography No co-operative structures or relationships exist in the production of the bibliography. The ISBN/ISSN/ISMN agencies are part of the National Library of Greece.
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies Single national bibliography
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography Data created in-house and outsourced data creation.
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements There is legal deposit legislation (N. 3149/2003 and N. 4452/17) whereas there are separate arrangements for different categories of material.
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme There is no CIP programme.
Media & format options

Printed catalogue, CD-ROM.

Access options to national bibliographic metadata
Web catalogue, Z39.50, OAI-PMH harvesting
Metadata enhancements offered via online services Book jackets, QR code
Web 2.0 services offered Users reviews, user tagging, faceted search
Frequency of service updates No standard frequency
Target audiences for services Libraries, general public
Uses made of  services offered Bibliographic information
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Free basis
Availability of metadata for re-use No licensing arrangements
Metadata formats UNIMARC
Cataloguing code AACR2
Levels of description offered

AACR2 Level 2 and above

Subject standards DDC, Controlled Vocabulary of Greek Subject Headings based on LCSH and MESH (compiled or adapted by the National Library of Greece)
Name authority standards

Name Authority File of the National Library of Greece (NACO is frequently used as a reference source)

Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? Yes
Date information submitted 28/12/2017
Information supplied by
Aristea Boti
Mathios Stratis