Czech National Bibliography

Title Česká národní bibliografie (The Czech National Bibliography)
Web site address; News: Czech National Bibliography (a list of new records)
Start date Began 1923
Period covered 1901 to date, records for older documents (1801-1900) are added sequentially
Current size CNB 955 000 records
Media covered Printed books and continuing resources, printed music, cartographic documents, graphics, electronic resources, audio.
General selection criteria Documents published in the Czech Republic and received by the NL CR under Legal Deposit Law. In case of online resources  the law  is in progress.
Selection criteria for digital resources Online resources harvested by WebArchive are catalogued as well (selection) and these records are part of CNBElectronic documents on DVD, CD-ROMs, diskettas etc.
Exclusions policies applied Grey literature, computer programmes, ephemera.
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control Single national library
Web site address of national bibliographic agency
Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography The NL CR co-operates with regional libraries; relationships with ISBN agency
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies The CNB is a single database with different types of material.
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography Data created in-house and data from co-operation with Moravian Library, Research Library in Olomouc and other regional libraries
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements Material is received by the NL CR under national legal deposit arrangementsSeparate arrangements are prepared for electronic resources
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme A CIP programme is co-ordinated by the NL CR.CIP records are not included in CNB, they are published separately.
Media & format options Printed CNB 1923-1995, replaced by CD/ROM or DVD 1996-2008,replaced by web catalogue 2009-  to date. News: CNB 2009-
Access options to national bibliographic metadata  Web catalogue, Z39.50
Metadata enhancements offered via online services Book jackets, table of contents
Web 2.0 services offered -
Frequency of service updates Database is updated daily. News: Czech National Bibliography monthly (books) or quarterly (other documents).
Target audiences for services Librarian professionals, members of the public, book trade
Uses made of  services offered Acquisition/selection, source for copy-cataloguing,  retrospective conversion etc.
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Online database CNB and News:CNB  are published on a free basis
Availability of metadata for re-use No restriction, except for commercial use
Metadata formats MARC 21, UNIMARC
Cataloguing code AACR2R 1995-; records from retrospective conversion were catalogued  according to older Czech Cataloguing Rules
Levels of description offered AACR Level 2
Subject standards UDC, Konspekt, Czech Subject Authority File
Name authority standards Czech Name Authority File
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? Yes

Bibliography, national bibliographies

Last update: 5 October 2012