Finnish National Bibliography, FENNICA

Title The Finnish National Bibliography
Web site address
Start date Began 1877 (printed)
Period covered 1488 to date
Current size 1.002.654 (1.10.2016)
Media covered Printed and electronic monographs and continuing resources, maps, multimedia, ephemera as collection level description
General selection criteria Includes material published in Finland and also publications by Finnish authors published abroad and publications about Finland.
Selection criteria for digital resources Practically same criteria as printed resources except ephemera
Exclusions policies applied Ephemera as individual records and videos
Primary organisation responsible for national bibliographic control The National Library of Finland
Web site address of national bibliographic agency

Co-operative structures or  relationships supporting the production of the national bibliography Kirjavälitys (a logistic service provider for books) doing pre cataloguing and BTJ Finland (sells full records and library supplies for public libraries).
Single integrated or multiple categorised bibliographies Separate database for Finnish National Discography and National Bibliography for printed music, VIOLA
Sources of bibliographic metadata used to produce national bibliography Data is created in-house in co-operation with BTJ Finland and Kirjanvälitys
Relationship to national legal deposit legislation or voluntary deposit arrangements  Resources received under the deposit law
Relationship to national Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) programme CIP programme is co-ordinated by the NBA and the pre publication records are included in national bibliographic services.
Media & format options  MARC exchange file, HTML 
Access options to national bibliographic metadata Web catalogue, Z39.50, SRU, FTP
Metadata enhancements offered via online services Book covers and jackets
Web 2.0 services offered not yet offered
Frequency of service updates Daily
Target audiences for services Academic/public libraries, members of the public, book trade, copyright organizations
Uses made of  services offered Acquisition/selection, derived cataloguing, retrospective conversion, statistical enquiries about national output
Pricing policy for national bibliographic services Copy cataloguing is free for all libraries via Z39.50 and SRU
Availability of metadata for re-use Metadata is released into the public domain without restrictions.
Metadata formats MARC21
Cataloguing code RDA from 2016
Levels of description offered National bibliographic level
Subject standards Finnish General Thesaurus, UDC, Finnish Public Libraries Classification
Name authority standards RDA
Is NBA affiliated to IFLA SC? Yes


Bibliography, national bibliographies

Last update: 4 November 2016