Please note: The Linked Open BNB is moving to a new home in Summer 2022. The British National Bibliography will be the first national bibliography tenant for the Share-VDE virtual discovery environment. For further details on this initiative, please see the SHARE-VDE wiki [https://wiki.share-vde.org/wiki/Main_Page]
This service closed on 31st March 2022. British National Bibliography numbers will be redirected to the new service when it becomes available.
Datasets (RDF/XML and N-Triples) are still available from our Downloads page in the interim.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the interruption to this service
The British National Bibliography (BNB) records the publishing activity of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and has been doing so since the 1950s. This has traditionally included printed works and has recently been extended to electronic publications. The dataset includes metadata about published books, already published and forthcoming, and serials i.e. journals, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, etc.
The Linked Open BNB is a subset of the full British National Bibliography. It currently includes published and forthcoming books and serial publications, representing approximately over 5 million records.