Scoping and selection - Recent international recommendations


Recommendation 5 of The International Conference on National Bibliographic Services . (2002, October 1). The final recommendations of the International Conference on National Bibliographic Services: ICNBS: Copenhagen 25-27 November 1998. advised NBAs to:

  • “…include the current national output, and where practicable also provide retrospective coverage….”
  • “…include records for materials in all languages and/or scripts in which publications are produced ...”

However Recommendation 4 acknowledged the impossibility of an NBA including everything potentially associated with its national interest with guidance that:

  • “when necessary, selection criteria should be defined and published by the national bibliographic agency”

Bibliography, Best practices

Last update: 5 December 2017