Nepalese National Bibliography

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Maintenance of records published within a country is the basic role of a national bibliography. It is a history or description of writings and publications, which reveals the heritage of a country in the form of culture, society, history and literature of a nation.

Since 1981, with the joint venture of Nepal Research Centre, Tribhuvan University Central Library (TUCL) has been compiling Nepalese National Bibliography (NNB) annually. Though national bibliographies are published by the national library of the respective country, TUCL has been publishing this bibliography including all the publications published in Nepal excluding periodicals and newspapers, maps, musical scores, textbooks, schoolbooks, ephemeral materials such as trade catalogues, telephone directories and public relations pamphlets.

The main purpose of a bibliography is not to give full information about a quarry but to show the way of a quarry. For this, books in all languages are listed in a combined sequence under the various subject headings. Title in Devanagari script is transliterated into roman script with diacritical marks. Nepali titles are transliterated according to the Turner system. Newari titles according to a slightly modified system of useful transliteration of Sanskrit. Author's names are however, not transliterated when the language of their books is in English.

For the easy access to the particular field, bibliography is divided into four parts: Classified subject index, Author index, Title index and Subject index so that users or researchers can retrieve desired document in least time or as quickly as possible.  Generally, bibliography contains two main points – main bibliographical references and indexes and it also provide users guide i.e. how to use bibliography and how it is arranged.

 

NNB Publications Statistics

 

Year

Statistics

Total Statistics

Pub. Year

Remarks

 

 

English

Nepali

Newari

Others

 

 

Available on sale

 

1981(2038)

135

164

56

 

355

1983

 

 

1982(2039)

123

159

9

 

291

1985

 

 

1983(2040)

215

339

27

1

582

1988

 

 

1984(2041)

206

303

9

1

519

 

1993

 

Rs. 200/-

 

1985(2042)

174

293

14

3

484

 

1986(2043)

151

325

16

 

492

 

1987(2044)

131

279

13

1

424

 

1996

 

Rs. 395/-

 

1988(2045)

123

332

21

1

477

 

1989(2046)

153

319

27

1

500

 

1990(2047)

149

246

25

1

421

 

1999

 

Rs. 450/-

 

1991(2048)

133

285

10

3

431

 

1992(2049)

95

292

9

2

398

 

1993(2050)

63

307

5

3

378

 

1994(2051)

55

232

4

2

293

 

2001

 

Rs. 400/-

 

1995(2052)

77

244

5

1

327

 

1996(2053)

154

314

5

2

475

 

1997(2054)

184

391

6

4

585

 

2005

 

Rs. 500/-

 

1998(2055)

175

470

11

5

661

 

1999(2056)

83

408

18

6

515

 

2000(2057)

150

431

13

1S

595

 

2008

 

Rs. 500/-

 

2001(2058)

189

413

13

1S/2H

618

 

2002(2059)

134

406

6

1H/1M

548