Belize National Bibliography

Title The Belize National Bibliography
Web site address www.bnlsis.org
Start date Began 1977
Period covered 1928 to 1999
Current size Approximately 1000 records
Media covered Printed books or serials and booklets only.
General selection criteria Only materials printed in Belize, regardless of nationality of author.
Selection criteria for digital resources N/A
Exclusions policies applied Printed books or serials and booklets only
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control Single national library
Web site address of national bibliographic agency www.bnlsis.org
Co-operative structures or relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography Cooperation with local printers, writers, publishers and ISBN/ISSN agencies.
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies Only one National Bibliography exists, which is imited to published books and booklets
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography The data is created in-house. Verification, when needed, are done by the staff via direct inquiries to the writers, organizations or printers.
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements The legal deposit legislation is the primary source of collected national materials.
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme There is no CIP programme in Belize.
Media & format options The national bibliography is currently available only as a Microsoft Word document.
Access options to national bibliographic metadata The metadata of the national bibliography are only available in-house at the National Heritage Library.
Metadata enhancements offered via online services N/A
Web 2.0 services offered N/A
Frequency of service updates N/A
Target audiences for services Members of the public.
Uses made of services offered N/A
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Free
Availability of metadata for re-use Presently not released into the public domain, other than as a flat list.
Metadata formats MARC21
Cataloguing code AACR2
Levels of description offered AACR Level 1
Subject standards LCSH
Name authority standards NACO and a local guide
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? No
Date information submitted 02/04/2012
Information supplied by Felene M. Swaso

Bibliography, national bibliographies

Last update: 22 October 2012