Swiss Book (2001 - )

The Swiss Book is the national bibliography of Switzerland published by the Swiss National Library (NL).

This bibliography lists Swiss publications in all media: books, maps, music scores, electronic media and multimedia, periodicals, newspapers, annual publications and series. Music scores are published annually in issue no. 16. However, Swiss sound recordings are catalogued and collected at the Swiss National Sound Archives in Lugano, and Swiss films at the National Film Archive in Lausanne.

A publication is considered Swiss if: - at least one third of the authors are Swiss; - or the publishing house is Swiss; - or at least one third of the content concerns Switzerland.

A publication is included in The Swiss Book if: - its content is public; - it has at least 6 pages; - and it is less than 10 years old.

Publications whose content is the work of Swiss translators, compilers (editors) or contributors or by authors re-siding in Switzerland are collected by the Swiss National Library but are not included in The Swiss Book.

The Swiss Book is accessible in a online version of Helveticat, the NL catalogue or in a static version in PDF format (since 2007).

The data are available in MARCXML format. The relevant extraction field for The Swiss Book is 993: - Subfield a: code for The Swiss Book: sb - Subfield b: year with The Swiss Book issue number in the form 20XX/XX - Subfield c: Dewey classification - Subfield k: Where the place of publication is in Switzerland, the canton is indicated by the abbreviation as used on vehicle licence plates.

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December 21, 2015
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Schweizerischen Nationalbibliothek NB
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