As part of its initiative to open its metadata for wider use beyond the UK library community, the British Library is offering free data services via access to the Library’s full Integrated Catalogue and the British National Bibliography Z39.50 databases and corresponding datasets (for research purposes only).
“Access to either the British Library’s full Integrated Catalogue or the British National Bibliography in MARC 21. Users are required to register for the service and agree that any usage will be strictly for non-commercial purposes, such as:
- Resource discovery
- Learning, teaching, academic and scientific research or private study
- Cataloguing or acquisition
- Provision of information solely about the registered library’s holdings for inclusion in a union catalogue or library inter-lending database
- Verification of bibliographic information and/or identification of materials for order via interlibrary loan, from document vendors or from other sources from which materials identified may be purchased or otherwise acquired” [Read More]
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