British National Bibliography (BNB) - Linked Open Data

British National Bibliography (BNB) published as Linked Data by the British Library, linked to external sources including: VIAF, ISNI, LCSH, Lexvo, GeoNames, MARC country, and language,, RDF Book Mashup. Published to this data model for books and this data model for serials.

Current release of approximately 3.1 million descriptions (109,328,515 triples) of books (including monographs published over time) and serials published in the UK over the last 60 years. Future releases will extend coverage to include multipart works, integrating resources, kits and forthcoming publications. The objective is to create a regularly updated dataset covering UK publications since 1950.

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Author The British Library Metadata Services
Last Updated July 30, 2016, 07:50 (Etc/UTC)
Created July 20, 2011, 09:32 (Etc/UTC)
links:ddc 232238
links:isni 743531
links:lcsh 157468
links:viaf 1081608
shortname BNB
triples 109328515
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