The Web is now the preferred means of offering access to a national bibliography. Web access enables data to be regularly updated and can be available to users globally whenever required. The ubiquity of Web client applications together with standard protocols allows NBAs to concentrate their scarce resources on core systems development while also offering the potential for additional services: e.g.:

  • RSS feeds tailored to the user’s personal profile
  • Access to the full text of electronic resources (subject to rights)
  • Premium or value added services for monetising the dataset