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Publications NZ Metadata

The Publications New Zealand Metadata Dataset contains bibliographic records of books, periodicals, films, music and other material published in New Zealand, or with a significant New Zealand content. The records were originally created by the National Library of New Zealand, with a small number of contributions from the libraries of New Zealand through Te Puna.

Bibiliographic records and book cover images used under licence by the National Library have been excluded from this dataset release.

The current dataset was extracted on 22 February 2011, and contains approximately 350,000 records. Records are provided in 2 formats: MARC and MARCXML - both being library catalogue record standards.

Download the records in MARC format (zip, 118MB)

Download the records in MARCXML format (zip, 247MB)

Creative Commons License

Crown copyright ©. This copyright work, the Publications New Zealand Metadata Dataset, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the work, as long as you attribute the work to National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, when required, and abide by the other licence terms. Full details on when and how to attribute the work are available in the download.

View the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License.