Data collection: National Bibliography Number

General information

Recommended name National Bibliography Number
Alternative name(s)
  • NBN
Description The National Bibliography Number (NBN), is a URN-based publication identifier system employed by a variety of national libraries such as those of Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. They are used to identify documents archived in national libraries, in their native format or language, and are typically used for documents which do not have a publisher-assigned identifier.
Identifier pattern^urn\:nbn\:[A-Za-z_0-9]+\:([A-Za-z_0-9]+\:)?[A-Za-z_0-9]+$
Registry identifierMIR:00000381

Identification schemes

Namespace nbn
Alternative URI schemes  
  • urn:miriam:nbn

Physical locations (resources)

Description NBN through URN Resolver at German National Library
Access URLs HTML   (using the example identifier: urn:nbn:fi:tkk-004781)
Institution Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt, Germany