National Library of France
Some of the bibliographic services and products supplied by the BnF make it possible to download bibliographic and authority records in INTERMARC, i.e., in the format in which the BnF creates its data in the catalogue général de la BnF:
version 9, December 2008
The INTERMARC format is the format in which bibliographic and authority data is managed in the catalogue général de la BnF. The data available in the catalogue général de la BnF has been created in that format since February 2002. The present document describes the INTERMARC format for the authority records supplied by the BnF.
The purposes of this format are:
The new INTERMARC Authorities format, used in the catalogue général de la BnF, was developed as part of the BnF’s project to have a unique, integrated catalogue. It features:
This format went through several versions. The present document contains INTERMARC Authorities version 4. This is the stabilised version that has been in usage in the catalogue général de la BnF since December 2008.
This is the format in which the BnF’s bibliographic data is supplied.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
To be notedVersions 2002 of authorities format and bibliographic format are still online.