The Global Bible Catalogue (GBC) is a catalogue of metadata relating to translations-in-development and published Scripture products.


No text or audio product can be uploaded to the DBL without an accompanying set of metadata. Metadata required as part of the uploading process are normally extracted from the GBC by the Paratext uploader during the text/audio upload process. GBC provides a web interface for archivists to add or edit metadata for entries their organization is responsible for. Once an entry in GBC has been associated to a GBC entry, the uploader will remember the association. If necessary, the uploader can also import new metadata to GBC from an external XML file using a prescribed format.