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. Published to this data model for books; this data model for serials and this data model for forthcoming books (

Current release of approximately 4.25 million descriptions (148,596,955 triples) of books (including monographs published over time); forthcoming books and serials published in the UK over the last 60 years.The dataset, covering UK publications since 1950, is updated monthly.

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Author The British Library Metadata Services
Last Updated July 23, 2018, 10:46 (UTC)
Created July 20, 2011, 09:32 (UTC)
links:isni (books) 835885
links:isni (forthcoming books) 185159
links:isni (serials) 7798
links:lcsh (books) 147743
links:lcsh (forthcoming books) 67587
links:lcsh (serials) 18941
links:viaf (books) 1239117
links:viaf (forthcoming books) 263594
links:viaf (serials) 23080
resources (books + serials + forthcoming books) 4253379
shortname BNB
triples 148596955
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