ITALIAN NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY Serials

ITALIAN NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

  Serials

CONTENTS AND COVERAGE
The BNI since 1995, has recorded serial publications published in Italy deposited by law with the BNCF. This material is recorded following the chronological order they are received by the Library. Therefore, the BNI bibliographic year coincides with the accession year.

PERIODICITY
Six-monthly  issue
 

STANDARD AND CATALOGUING TOOLS

All material is catalogued by: Regole italiane di catalogazione, Nuovo soggettario, and the Italian of Web Dewey . The records are produced in Unimarc format.

RECORD STRUCTURE AND ARRANGEMENT
Bibliographic descriptions are structured following the schema provided by International standard bibliographic  description for serials ISBD (S): they are completed with a main heading and tracing in which there are the subject headings, numbered with Arabic numerals, and other additional entries, numbered with Roman numerals.

The DDC notation is found in the bottom left-hand corner. In the main heading presentation a conventional punctuation is used to articulate the elements of the heading in an orderly fashion.

The records are arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification system (15th abriged edition). Below each heading, the bibliographic records are organized by alphabetical order (non-alphabet symbols and numbers come first). All records are progressively numbered (placed on the bottom left-hand corner of the record): the card numbering is continuous, beginning with the first issues and ending with the last ones.

INDEXES
Each BNI printed issue has four indexes: an alphabetical index of authors (persons and institutions) and titles, an alphabetical subject index. The entries refer to the record numbers.

PERIODICALS AND SERIALS NOT INCLUDED
Certain classes of material are not included in the BNI, since they are considered as being outside the remit of the national bibliography. A list of such exclusion follows:

  1. Serial publications following the first issue;
  2. Government and other international organizations publications;
  3. Minor religious publications;
  4. Entertainment literature;
  5. Publications not available through normal book buying channels;
  6. Specimens and similar publications;
  7. Almanacs and similar publications;
  8. Off-prints, even if they are part of a collection;
  9. Publisher catalogues and antiquarian book trade catalogues, not intended for historical and scientific aims;
  10. Advertising and book trade catalogues;
  11. Cyclostiles and documents printed materials for propaganda;
  12. Cartographic material.



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