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‡biblios.net cataloging page.
Screenshot of ‡biblios.net cataloging page.
Type of site
Library Cataloging
Available in English
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio
Owner LibLime
Slogan(s) The world's largest database of freely-licensed library records.
Website biblios.net
Alexa rank Negative increase 18,137,392 (April 2014)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Required
Launched January 19, 2009 (2009-01-19)

‡biblios.net is a free browser-based cataloging service with a data store containing over thirty-million records. Records are licensed under the Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License, making the service the world's largest repository of freely-licensed library records. The service was created and is maintained by LibLime.


‡biblios.net (pronounced 'biblios dot net') features a metadata editor with templates, macros, authority auto-completion and embedded context-sensitive help. The central record repository contains 25-million bibliographic records and just under eight-million authority records. The data is maintained by ‡biblios.net users. Catalogers can use and contribute to the database without restrictions because records in ‡biblios.net are freely-licensed under the Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License.[2]

‡biblios.net also includes a built-in federated search system allowing catalogers to find records from any Z39.50 target. Additionally, there is a central Search Target Registry, seeded with over 2,000 Z39.50 servers, for catalogers to find, create and share Z39.50 targets.[3]

In addition to offering a traditional cataloging interface, ‡biblios.net offers social cataloging features. Built-in forums and private messaging make finding help and communicating with others possible within the software.


  1. ^ "Biblios.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License". Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2009-01-19. 

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