Swiss Book

Title Current title: Das Schweizer Buch = Le Livre Suisse = Il Libro svizzro = Il Cudesch svizzer = The Swiss Book
Web site address Description and access possibilities
Start date 1871
Period covered 1871
Current size 223731 (2001-)
Media covered Digital only offline, Printed books, serials, maps, printed music (nr. 16), mixed materials, video, no audio
General selection criteria Includes ‘national’ material created throughout the world
Selection criteria for digital resources Only offline documents (-> will be changed in ????)
Exclusions policies applied Online documents
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control Swiss National Library ((NL)1901-
Web site address of national bibliographic agency National Bibliographic Agency
Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography ISSN Centre (= part of the NL)
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies BSG, Bibliographie zur Schweizergeschichte (Swiss history bibliography)
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography Data created in-house (extract from the catalogue Helveticat)
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements Agreement with the Schweizer Buchhändler- und Verleger-Verband
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme without CIP programme
Media & format options PDF (static version)or via « The Swiss book-interface » (dynamic version)  
Access options to national bibliographic metadata Web interface, Z39.50
Metadata enhancements offered via online services Not yet
Web 2.0 services offered Not envisaged
Frequency of service updates Bimonthly, (for the dynamic version also annual and a certain period)
Target audiences for services Libraries, booksellers and editors, all web users
Uses made of  services offered Acquisition help, literature search, used also as new acquisition list
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Cost-free
Availability of metadata for re-use Limited metadata export is possible
Metadata formats MARC21
Cataloguing code AACR2
Levels of description offered AACR2
Subject standards SWD
Name authority standards AACR2
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? yes

Bibliography, national bibliographies

Last update: 5 October 2012