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Mission and functions of the BC

Mission

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The mission of the Biblioteca de Catalunya (BC) is to gather, conserve and disseminate the bibliographical output of Catalonia and that production related with the Catalan linguistic field, and to watch over conservation and dissemination of bibliographical heritage, and to maintain its condition of centre of consultation and scientific research of universal character, in both analogical and digital context.

Functions

  • To gather, conserve and disseminate the bibliographical output of Catalonia and that production related with the Catalan linguistic field.
  • To acquire, conserve and disseminate general multidisciplinary funds and those of universal scope.
  • To watch over conservation and preservation of the bibliographical heritage of Catalonia
  • To elaborate, manage and disseminate the Catàleg Col·lectiu del Patrimoni Bibliogràfic de Catalunya (Union Catalogue of Bibliographical Heritage of Catalonia).
  • To adapt international bibliographic regulations
  • To supervise, validate and unify the authorities’ catalogue.