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Information in English about DanBib and library.dk (bibliotek.dk)

Last updated: 28.01.2015

This is a documentation site for the Danish union catalogs:
bibliotek.dk (for the public) and DanBib (for professionals - requires a subscription).
It is a very abbrieviated English version of the Danish part of the site www.danbib.dk.
The intention is to link to DBC information about DanBib and bibliotek.dk in English where it is available.

bibliotek.dk - library.dk
DanBib, netpunkt and Zpunkt
Articles and papers
Access via Z39.50
Webservices
Standards
Contact

 

bibliotek.dk - library.dk

bibliotek.dk is the OPAC to the union catalog for all Danish libraries.
DBC maintains and develops bibliotek.dk.
Kulturstyrelsen - Center for Biblioteker, Medier og Digitalisering (The Danish National Library Authority) is in charge of bibliotek.dk. It is financed by the Danish government.

 

What does bibliotek.dk contain?


At bibliotek.dk you will find all items that have been published in Denmark and all items found in the stock of the Danish public libraries. These items can be borrowed from the libraries. As of January 2015, the database contains 14 million items. The database is updated daily.
Among other things, bibliotek.dk contains records of:

 

  • items from the Danish public libraries and research libraries: books, periodicals, newspapers, music, sheet music, video tapes/DVDs, CD-ROMs, audio books etc.
  • all books, periodicals and newspapers published in Denmark since 1970 (as well as many items published before this date)
  • major articles published in newspapers and periodicals since 1940
  • reviews published in newspapers and periodicals since 1940


Statistics - visits and visitors (in Danish)
Statistics - inter library loans (in Danish)
User surveys (in Danish)
Read more in bibliotek.dk's about-file (in English)

 

Presentations

 

DanBib, netpunkt and Zpunkt

DBC is in charge of the infrastructure for libraries in Denmark.
netpunkt.dk is the gateway to DanBib and other databases and services for the information professionals. Requires a subscription - contact Customer support (in Danish).
netpunkt.dk gives access to DanBib and other DBC-databases, Bibsys, Libris and WorldCat.
DanBib is the Danish union catalog with requesting and downloading facilities.

 

What does DanBib contain?


At DanBib you will find all items that have been published in Denmark and all items found in the stock of the Danish public libraries. As of January 2015, the database contains 36 million items. The database is updated daily.
Among other things, DanBib contains records of:

 

  • items from the stock of the Danish public libraries and research libraries: books, periodicals, newspapers, music, sheet music, video tapes/DVDs, CD-ROMs, audio books etc.
  • all books, periodicals and newspapers published in Denmark since 1970 (as well as many items published before this date)
  • major articles published in newspapers and periodicals since 1940
  • reviews published in newspapers and periodicals since 1940
  • records from Library of Congress
  • records from the British National Bibliography -2008


Statistics - ill (in Danish)

 

Presentations

 


Articles and papers:

 


 

Access via Z39.50:


bibliotek.dk

Present formats include danMARC2 and MARC21.

A description of how to configure your Z39.50-client is available at
Z39.50 access to bibliotek.dk - technical parametres
DanBib
From Zpunkt (V3 target) you can access DanBib - the Danish national bibliography and the Danish union catalogue.
Present formats include danMARC2 and MARC21. Zpunkt conforms to the danZIG profile. Zpunkt uses IdPass authentication (user, group and password), and supports open authentication (user/group and password).

A description of how to configure your Z39.50-client is available at
Configuration of a Z39.50-client

Webservices

DBC's webservices can be found and are documented on
opensource.dbc.dk/

Standards

Used standards in DBC databases and services (in Danish)

Contact

Customer support (in Danish).