LIBRIS (Library Information System) is a Swedish national union
catalogue maintained by the National Library of
Stockholm. It is possible to freely search about 6.5 million titles
In addition to bibliographic records, one for each book or
LIBRIS also contains an authority file of people. For
each person there is a record connecting name, birth and occupation
with a unique identifier.
The MARC Code for the Swedish Union Catalog is SE-LIBR, normalized:
The development of
LIBRIS can be traced to the mid-1960s. While
rationalization of libraries had been an issue for two decades after
World War II, it was in 1965 that a government committee published a
report on the use of computers in research libraries. The
government budget of 1965 created a research library council
(Forskningsbiblioteksrådet, FBR). A preliminary design document,
Biblioteksadministrativt Information System (BAIS) was published in
May 1970, and the name LIBRIS, short for Library Information System,
was used for a technical subcommittee that started on 1 July 1970.
The newsletter LIBRIS-meddelanden (ISSN 0348-1891) has been
published since 1972 and is online since 1997.
Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 July
2010. (subscription required)
LIBRIS database contents". National Library of Sweden. Retrieved 27
^ Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office (5
April 2011). "Search the MARC Code List for Organizations Database".
Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
^ Lena Olsson, Det datoriserade biblioteket. Maskindrömmar på
70-talet (1995), PhD dissertation from Linköping University,
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science 121, ISSN 0282-9800,
ISBN 91-7871-492-3, Abstract online
^ Databehandling i forskningsbibliotek (1965; in LIBRIS), cited in
Olsson (1995), p. 51.
^ Olsson (1995), p. 55.
^ Olsson (1995), p. 103.
^ Olsson (1995), p. 31.
Wikidata has the property: SELIBR Id (P906) (see talk; uses)
National Library of Sweden:
LIBRIS (select "In English" from the top
menu, default language is Swedish)
Open Data, Information about
LIBRIS bibliographic records and
authority file as open data, 3 April 2012.