Publications New Zealand

Publications New Zealand is New Zealand's National Bibliography. It contains descriptions of books, periodicals, films, music and other material published in New Zealand, or with a significant New Zealand content.

What’s the New Zealand National Bibliography?

The New Zealand National Bibliography (NZNB) is a list of publications from or about New Zealand. It provides a record of New Zealand’s publishing activities and is a reflection of the social, cultural and scientific endeavours of this country. The New Zealand National Bibliography is also known as Publications New Zealand.

Scope of New Zealand National Bibliography

The NZNB does not include every item that is published in, or that relates to, this country. The following material is selected for inclusion in the NZNB:

  • books, pamphlets, serials, non-book, and
  • electronic materials published in New Zealand

Also included is material published outside New Zealand and with one or more of the following characteristics:

  • at least one fifth New Zealand content
  • a New Zealand setting for fiction, film, videos or dvds
  • a New Zealand contributor, e.g. an author, editor, illustrator or composer

The following material is excluded :

  • unpublished material, for example, theses
  • chapters from books, articles from journals
  • ephemeral material, for example, calendars, slight publicity material, election leaflets.

Records describing items that are out of scope for NZNB are still included in the Library’s catalogue when such items are added to the Library’s collections.

Definitions used by New Zealand National Bibliography

Film — if a film is not published or set in New Zealand there must be a substantial New Zealand input into its creation for it to be in scope for NZNB. Substantial means more than one person named in the catalogue record, because they are significant to the film, is recognised as a New Zealander.

For example, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films are in scope because of the substantial NZ content in terms of script, editing, direction, special effects, on top of the impact of these films on NZ identity. The Last Samurai is out of scope for NZNB as it is essentially an overseas film that was made in New Zealand.

Published — is defined as all works available to the public, including works for limited distribution only. Videos, dvds and music sound recordings where the distributor is the only New Zealand contribution are out of scope for NZNB.

New Zealand — works with a New Zealand location as a second or later place of publication are not regarded as New Zealand publications.

New Zealand contributor — If there are up to 3 authors/editors and 1 is a New Zealander, then the work is in scope. If there are more than 3 authors/editors, the work is only in scope if the first named author/editor is a New Zealander.

Download monthly reports of new records

Download monthly reports of new records added to Publications New Zealand

2021

September 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 454KB)
September 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.5MB)
September 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.7MB)

August 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 407KB)
August 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.5MB)
August 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.6MB)

July 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 455KB)
July 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 2.4MB)
July 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.7MB)

June 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 396KB)
June 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 2.0MB)
June 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.5MB)

May 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 393KB)
May 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 2.1MB)
May 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.5MB)

April 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 415KB)
April 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.6MB)
April 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.9MB)

March 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 353KB)
March 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.3MB)
March 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.4MB)

February 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 315KB)
February 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.3MB)
February 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2MB)

January 2021 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 282KB)
January 2021 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.2MB)
January 2021 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 1.5MB)

2020

December 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 289KB)
December 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.2MB)
December 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 1.9MB)

November 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 832KB)
November 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 2.7MB)
November 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 5MB)

October 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 300KB)
October 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.4MB)
October 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2MB)

September 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 575KB)
September 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 2MB)
September 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 3.9MB)

August 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 423KB)
August 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.7MB)
August 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 3MB)

July 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 648KB)
July 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 3.9MB)
July 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.9MB)

June 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 473KB)
June 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 2.3MB)
June 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 3.7MB)

May 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 301KB)
May 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.9MB)
May 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 2.0MB)

April 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 240KB)
April 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.1MB)
April 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 1.6MB)

March 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 292KB)
March 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.1MB)
March 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 1.9MB)

February 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 301KB)
February 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.3MB)
February 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 1.8MB)

January 2020 — NZNB Report excel (xlsx, 232KB)
January 2020 — NZNB Report pdf (pdf, 1.9MB)
January 2020 — NZNB Report marc (mrc, 1.3MB)

Download archived Publications New Zealand monthly reports

You can download all past NZNB monthly reports as .zip files. Please note that these are large files.

January to December 2019

2019 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 4.5MB)
2019 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 19.4MB)
2019 NZNB monthly reports in marc format (mrc, 6.8MB)

January to December 2018

2018 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 4.0MB)
2018 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 19.6 MB)
2018 NZNB monthly reports in marc format (mrc, 7.2 MB)

January to December 2017

2017 NZNB monthly reports in excel format(xlsx, 3.6 MB)
2017 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 23 MB)
2017 NZNB monthly reports in marc format (mrc, 5.6 MB)

January to December 2016

2016 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 4.4 MB)
2016 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 20 MB)
2016 NZNB monthly reports in marc format (mrc, 1.4 MB)

January to December 2015

2015 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 9.3 MB)
2015 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 18.8 MB)

January to December 2014

2014 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 10.5 MB)
2014 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 22 MB)

January to December 2013

2013 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 10.5 MB)
2013 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 22 MB)

January to December 2012

2012 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 9.1 MB)
2012 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 19.4 MB)

January to December 2011

2011 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx,9.6 MB)
2011 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 19.6 MB)

January to December 2010

2010 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 9.8MB)
2010 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 18.2MB)

January to December 2009

2009 NZNB monthly reports in excel format (xlsx, 9.1MB)
2009 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 12.9MB)

January to December 2008

2008 NZNB monthly reports in word or excel formats
2008 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 16.4MB)

January to December 2007

2007 NZNB monthly reports in word format (doc, 6.7MB)
2007 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 20MB)

January to December 2006

2006 NZNB monthly reports in word format (doc, 5.9MB)
2006 NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 8.3MB)

January 2002 to February 2005

All previous NZNB monthly reports in word format (doc, 35.2MB)
All previous NZNB monthly reports in pdf format (pdf, 33.7MB)

Publications New Zealand 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.

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