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The British National Bibliography - This week's new BNB records

The subscription service to the British National Bibliography ceased with weekly issue number 3170 which was made available for download in early December 2011. The British National Bibliography continues to exist as an online service at http://bnb.bl.uk.

In order to assist our users we produce a weekly list of the new records added to the British National Bibliography. This list is now produced in two formats:

  • As a PDF arranged in Dewey classification number order available to download here.
  • In RDF/XML for those who need a format which can be manipulated by computer available to download here.

The files are provided for free and are principally designed to enable users to find the records for the latest and forthcoming titles in their own subject area.

Record content in the PDFs

Our intention is to provide enough information within the records to enable a user to make a decision on whether to obtain the item but full details for a title may be found by searching the BNB online.

The following information is given for each title:

Dewey number
Title and statement of responsibility
Publication details
Physical description
ISBN
BNB number
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Prepublication record flag, where appropriate

Even though the records are quite brief, each PDF runs to several hundred pages so we would not recommend printing it out.

The lists covering the most recent 25 weeks are available to download below.

  • This week’s new records 21/06/2017(PDF format 4573KB)
  • This week’s new records 14/06/2017(PDF format 2121KB)
  • This week’s new records 07/06/2017(PDF format 2509KB)
  • This week’s new records 31/05/2017(PDF format 1367KB)
  • This week’s new records 24/05/2017(PDF format 1607KB)
  • This week’s new records 17/05/2017(PDF format 1757KB)
  • This week’s new records 10/05/2017(PDF format 1255KB)
  • This week’s new records 03/05/2017(PDF format 2558KB)
  • This week’s new records 26/04/2017(PDF format 3301KB)
  • This week’s new records 19/04/2017(PDF format 1745KB)
  • This week’s new records 05/04/2017(PDF format 3309KB)
  • This week’s new records 29/03/2017(PDF format 3595KB)
  • This week’s new records 22/03/2017(PDF format 3166KB)
  • This week’s new records 15/03/2017(PDF format 7013KB)
  • This week’s new records 08/03/2017(PDF format 2702KB)
  • This week’s new records 01/03/2017(PDF format 1340KB)
  • This week’s new records 22/02/2017(PDF format 2390KB)
  • This week’s new records 15/02/2017(PDF format 1862KB)
  • This week’s new records 08/02/2017(PDF format 3057KB)
  • This week’s new records 01/02/2017(PDF format 1731KB)
  • This week’s new records 25/01/2017(PDF format 1779KB)
  • This week’s new records 18/01/2017(PDF format 1330KB)
  • This week’s new records 11/01/2017(PDF format 2999KB)
  • This week’s new records 04/01/2017(PDF format 539KB)
  • This week’s new records 21/12/2016(PDF format 1828KB)
  • If you have any comments about the usefulness of the list or about the layout please contact metadata@bl.uk

For further information please contact:

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

Email: metadata@bl.uk