Standards Development - The British Library contributes to the development of national and international standards, including the MARC21 format, and contributes to EC initiatives and other research projects. The complete UKMARC Manual and the UKMARC Exchange Record Format are also available online.
The National Bibliography - The National Bibliography is a record of the nation's publishing output. It is a resource for scholarship and information retrieval, and aids libraries and book buyers in the selection, acquisition and cataloguing of UK and Irish publications.
Free Data Services - The British Library provides bibliographic data via its free z39.50 service.
International Standard Serial Number - The British Library is the UK national centre for ISSN.
UK National Agency for MARC Organisation Codes - The British Library assigns MARC organisation codes for UK institutions.
UK National Agency for the ISIL - The British Library assigns International Standard Identifiers for Libraries and related organisations.
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The British Library
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Tel: + 44 (0) 1937 546548
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