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Bulk downloads, serialized as N-Triples, RDF/XML or CSV are available below. These may be downloaded as compressed files (ZIP format).

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Linked Open Data

  • British National Bibliography

Books and serials eligible for BNB. Models, schema and URI patterns available here. Updated monthly. Zipped folders include multiple files and a PDF document.

DATASET DATE SIZE (KB)
(full file)
FULL FILE
SAMPLE
BNB LOD Books 2015-03 1,023,101 nt nt
BNB LOD Serials 2015-03 39,216 nt nt
BNB LOD Books 2015-03 1,029,710 rdfxml rdfxml
BNB LOD Serials 2015-03 33,695 rdfxml rdfxml
VoID Descriptions 2015-03 5 ttl N/A

Search service: http://bnb.data.bl.uk
SPARQL editor: http://bnb.data.bl.uk/flint-sparql
SPARQL endpoint: http://bnb.data.bl.uk/sparql

Open Data (basic RDF/XML)

  • British National Bibliography

Full file, including Cataloguing-In-Publication records. Updated monthly. Zipped folders include multiple files and a PDF document.

Please note: these versions of the datasets are structured using a basic form of RDF/XML (e.g. they do not contain URIs) and are not primarily intended for use in a linked data environment.

DATASET DATE SIZE (KB)
(full file)
FULL FILE
SAMPLE
BNB Basic 2015-03 619,005 rdfxml rdfxml

Weekly files for new BNB records are also available here.

  • British Library Integrated Catalogue - Books

Books in our collections not eligible for BNB. Updated monthly. Zipped folders include multiple files and a PDF document.

Please note: these versions of the datasets are structured using a basic form of RDF/XML (e.g. they do not contain URIs) and are not primarily intended for use in a linked data environment.

DATASET DATE SIZE (KB)
(full file)
FULL FILE SAMPLE
BLIC Basic Books 2015-03 1,292,186 rdfxml rdfxml
  • British Library Printed Music

Dataset comprising records for printed music held at the British Library. Zipped folders include multiple files and a PDF document.

Please note: these versions of the datasets are structured using a basic form of RDF/XML (e.g. they do not contain URIs) and are not primarily intended for use in a linked data environment.

DATASET DATE SIZE (KB)
(full file)
FULL FILE SAMPLE
BL Printed Music 2015-03 87,893 rdfxml N/A

Please note: another version of this dataset is available in csv format

Researcher Format (CSV)

  • British Library Printed Music

Dataset comprising records for printed music held at the British Library. Zipped folders include multiple files, a readme.txt file and a PDF document.

DATASET DATE SIZE (KB)
(full file)
FULL FILE
SAMPLE
BL Printed Music 2015-03 239,334 csv N/A

Please note: another version of this dataset is available in basic RDF/XML format


For further information please contact:

The British Library
Collection Metadata
Boston Spa, Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
United Kingdom

Email: metadata@bl.uk

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