National bibliographies enable publishers (commercial and non-commercial sector, including government and official publishers) to analyse the national market and potential competition.

Information requirements from the national bibliography

Descriptive metadata requirements (for offline files or printed national bibliographies):

  • Basic publication data (citation format)

Search requirements (for online national bibliographies):

  • On a topic: search by subject headings, classification number or keyword
  • Date of publication    
  • Publisher
  • Publication type/genre/format