Publications NZ
Web site address http://natlib.govt.nz/librarians/national-library-services/publications-new-zealand
Start date First print ed. published in 1968
Period covered Approx. 1815 to date
Current size 4,780,000 records
Media covered Printed books & serials, maps, sound recordings, video recordings, music scores, CD-ROMs, remote e-resources (includes monographs, serials and websites)
General selection criteria Materials as above published in New Zealand plus items published outside New Zealand that have: at least 20% of content about NZ or a NZ setting (fiction & video), or a New Zealand author or editor. Also includes information on forthcoming titles that are part of the National Library of New Zealand’s Cataloguing-in-Publication service.
Selection criteria for digital resources As for General Selection Criteria. 
Exclusions policies applied Unpublished material, individual book chapters, ephemeral material
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control National Library of New Zealand
Web site address of national bibliographic agency http://www.natlib.govt.nz
Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography National Library of New Zealand is the ISBN/ISSN agency for New Zealand. The Library also operates a Cataloguing-in-Publication programme with participation by most of the country’s major publishers.
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies Single integrated national bibliography
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography Most data is created in-house (for New Zealand publications) , with some derived from other libraries (for some NZ publications and non-NZ publications that fall within the scope of the bibliography)
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements New Zealand publications included in the NZNB are received through legal deposit. Non-NZ publications are acquired by purchase.
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme The New Zealand CiP service is provided by the National Library of New Zealand
Media & format options

Records are available: 

as part of Te Puna search on WorldCat, https://tepuna.on.worldcat.org/discovery

as part of the National Library’s online catalogue, http://natlib-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=NLNZ

free monthly files of new titles added to NZNB in PDF, MARC and Excel, http://natlib.govt.nz/librarians/national-library-services/publications-new-zealand

Access options to national bibliographic metadata

Entire dataset is freely available in MARC or MARCXML


Free monthly downloads of files of new records catalogued over the previous month,  http://natlib.govt.nz/librarians/national-library-services/publications-new-zealand

Metadata enhancements offered via online services Book jackets
Web 2.0 services offered None
Frequency of service updates New titles files are updated monthly.
Target audiences for services New Zealand and overseas libraries, general public, publishers and booksellers
Uses made of  services offered Notification of publications, acquisition/selection, source of catalogue records for current and retrospective cataloguing projects,
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Free
Availability of metadata for re-use The bibliographic metadata is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence
Metadata formats MARC21
Cataloguing cod RDA (Previously AACR2)
Levels of description offered Well above RDA Core
Subject standards DDC, LCSH, LCCSH, LCGFT, LCMPT, Ngā Upoko Tukutuku/Māori Subject Headings
Name authority standards NACO
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? The National Library of New Zealand is registered in the Section on Bibliography.