Swedish National Bibliography

Title The Swedish National Bibliography
Web site address http://www.kb.se/english/find/bibliographies/national/ 
Start date Began 1976
Period covered For monographs 1976 to date, for music prints and maps from 1986, for magazines from 1900 to date.
Current size 585,000 records
Media covered Printed books, periodicals, music scores and maps. Some electronic books and periodicals are covered as well.
General selection criteria Includes the Swedish national output. Swedish material published around the world is generally included in the SUECANA-database.
Selection criteria for digital resources Special agreements with some publishers. No full coverage. Maybe digital legal deposit from 2011.
Exclusions policies applied Ephemera, computer games, audio-visual material, most electronic resources, newspapers.
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control Single national library.
Web site address of national bibliographic agency http://www.kb.se
Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography Cooperation with Bokrondellen, Sweden’s largest database for the book-trade.
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies Audio-visual material is recorded in Svensk mediedatabas, http://smdb.kb.se/ 
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography Data is created in-house, but also derived from records of other libraries. The National Bibliography is a part of the National Union Catalogue and not a real database of its own. Data put in the National Union Catalogue by others is also used by the National Bibliography.
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements The material included is received by the National Library under national deposit arrangements. We also receive a large amount of commercially available books before publication trough our arrangement with Bokrondellen, mentioned above.
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme No CIP programme exists.
Media & format options HTML
Access options to national bibliographic metadata Web catalogue, Z39.50, SRU, unAPI, Xsearch (supporting MARC-XML, Dublin Core, Json, RIS, MODS and RDF), OpenURL COinS
Metadata enhancements offered via online services  
Web 2.0 services offered Planned, but not yet offered
Frequency of service updates Daily
Target audiences for services Academic libraries, members of the public, book trade.
Uses made of  services offered Acqusition/selection, derived cataloguing, statistical enquiries about national output.
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Free basis.
Availability of metadata for re-use No restrictions.
Metadata formats MARC21
Cataloguing code Slightly modified AACR2
Levels of description offered Slightly modified AACR Levels 1 and 3.
Subject standards Swedish Subject Headings (SAO) and SAB-classification. Starting in January of 2011 we will use DDC instead of SAB.
Name authority standards NACO
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? Yes, to the IFLA Standing Committee of the Bibliography Section. However no personal representative in the SC during the current period.


Bibliography, national bibliographies

Last update: 5 October 2012