Other uses

In addition to regular updates, bulk data files may also be provided to:

  • Customers wishing to undertake an offline retrospective conversion of their catalogue and requiring a complete back file of the national bibliography
  • Offer customers a complete refresh of the dataset following a significant change (e.g. MARC format, adoption of new cataloguing rules, significant change to identifiers etc)
  • Offer complete datasets in an alternative format to non-library users (e.g. in Dublin Core, RDF, ‘flat file’ etc.) as part of an ‘open data’ initiative.

Bibliography, Best practice

Last update: 5 December 2017


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