The Russian National Bibliography (Rossiyskaya Natsional’naya Bibliografiya)

Title The Russian National Bibliography (Rossiyskaya Natsional’naya Bibliografiya)
Web site address http://www.bookchamber.ru/
Start date Began 1907
Period covered 1907 to date
Current size Online databases: about 5,5 million entries; retro conversion of about 20 million entries in the database is in progress.
Media covered Printed books and serials, articles in periodicals, audio (recorded music and non-music recordings), printed music, maps, offline and official publications, books for the blind and partially sighted.
General selection criteria Include Russian publishing output received by the Russian Book Chamber and other federal depositories under the legal deposit law (books, pamphlets, printed music, maps, atlases, doctoral dissertations, selected newspaper and other periodical articles, reviews, art publications, bibliographies)
Selection criteria for digital resources Only offline documents
Exclusions policies applied Reports, grey literature, ephemera, movies
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control Rossiyskaya Knizhnaya Palata (Russian Book Chamber)
Web site address of national bibliographic agency http://www.bookchamber.ru/content/about/about.html
Co-operative structures or relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography ISBN and ISMN agencies are part of the Russian Book Chamber which is responsible for current bibliographic processing of the printed and combined with printed matter production; “Informregistr” is responsible for offline digital resources; the Russian Parliament Library is responsible for all official publications; the Russian National Library for Blind People is responsible for all materials for blind and partially sighted people; Russian State Library (Moscow) and National Library of Russia (St.-Petersburg) are responsible for national retrospective bibliography.
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies The Russian National Bibliography includes the following parts:
* «Knizhnaya Letopis’» (Book Index) – books and pamphlets, monographs of all types. Issued weekly. 
* «Letopis’ avtoreferatov dissertatsii» (Index of autor’s of dissertations). Issued monthly.
* «Notnaya letopis’» (Index of music). Issued quarterly.
* «Letopis’ periodicheskikh i prodolzhayushchikhsya izdanii» (Index to periodicals and continuing publications). Issued once a year.
* «Letopis’ izoizdanii» (Index of art publications). Issued quarterly.
* «Bibliografiya Rossiyskoi bibliografii» (Bibliography of Russian bibliographies). Issued once a year.
* «Kartograficheskaya letopis’» (Cartographic index). Issued once a year.
* «Letopis’ retsenzii» (Index of reviews). Issued monthly.
* «Letopis’ gazetnykh statei» (Index of newspaper articles). Issued weekly. 
* «Letopis’ zhurnal’nykh statei» (Index of journal and magazine articles). Issued weekly.
* «Knigi Rossiyskoy Federatsii» (Books of the Russian Federation) – 11-volumes annual accumulation of the 52 issues of «Knizhnaya Letopis’».

All aforementioned bibliographies have indexes by names, subject, geography, language etc.

Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography The source to produce NB is data created in-house: bibliographic records of the Russian Book Chamber.
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements The material is received by the Russian Book Chamber and other special federal depositories under legal deposit law.
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme CIP programme has been practiced in Russia since 1988, but it is hardly used by small and regional publishers. Pre-publication records are used in the system “Russian Books in Print”.
Media & format options RUSMARC, MARC21, USMARC, UNIMARC. CCF, ONIX etc.
Access options to national bibliographic metadata Web catalogue, Z39.50, FTP
Metadata enhancements offered via online services Not yet offered.
Web 2.0 services offered Not yet offered.
Frequency of service updates Depending on the part of type of bibliography (weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly).
Target audiences for services Librarian and publisher professionals in general, scientific researches, bibliographers, bibliophiles, members of the different professional associations.
Uses made of services offered Acquisition/selection, derived cataloguing and regional and thematic bibliographies.
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Russian National Bibliography operates all online bases usually for free. In addition it provides cost recovery for special services that involve further manual and time-costing labor.
Availability of metadata for re-use Russian  National Bibliography metadata is released usually for free into the public domain (except for profit business)
Metadata formats MARC21
Cataloguing code Rossiyskie pravila katalogizatsii (Russian cataloguing rules)
Levels of description offered ISBD
Subject standards UDC, BLC (Bibliographic Library Code)
Name authority standards Russian standards compatible with GARR
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? Yes
Date information submitted 20/2/2012
Information supplied by Konstantin M. Sukhorukov, Head of National bibliography Dept, Russian Book Chamber

Bibliography, national bibliographies

Last update: 2 May 2018