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"