- List of all the books published in a country;
- List of all books on a country;
- List of all books published by all the citizens of a country;
- Lists of all the books published on all the citizens of the country; and
- Any one combination of the above.
Ranganathan uses the term “books” , which is to restrictive and should be replaced by the term documents.
- Lists of records issued within a given country;
- Lists of records in the language of a given country;
- Lists of records issued by natives of a given country regardless to where they may reside or the language used;
- Lists of records about a given country including those which present some aspect of national life;
- Lists of records copyrighted in a given country;
- Lists of records for a given country.
Users of National Bibliography.
- It keeps the users well informed about the literary achievements of a nation.
- It helps in the transmission of scholarship and culture of future generations.
- It serves as a device for bibliographic control of the literary output of a nation.
- It serves as a book selection tool for libraries, scholars and others, and it acts as a guide to the book trade.
1. S.R Ranganathan, physical bibliography for librarians, 2nd ed., Bombay, Asia Publishing house, 1974, pp. 22-23.