The National Library of Norway

Also known asNb
Main focusLitterature
Established2 Sep. 1811
Emailnb@nb.no
WebsiteNasjonalbiblioteket

About The National Library of Norway

The National Library of Norway is a Norwegian, nationally owned library, established as The University Library in 1811. The National Library is an important source of knowledge in Norway. The activity includes collection, preservation and granting access to published and non-published content within all kinds of media. The National Library of Norway is to be a national competence and resource centre other institutions within the sectors of library and culture may benefit from.

The National Library of Norway collaborates with Sceneweb in collecting, digitising, preserving and granting access to performing arts materials. Within this entry you can see what is registered in the Sceneweb database of material digitalised by The National Library of Norway.

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The mandate of The National Library of Norway follows from Proposition to the Storting no. 1 S (2012–2013). 

The activity of The National Library of Norway is founded in The NorwegianAct of Legal Deposit of Generally Available Documents No 32 of 9 June 1989. The purpose of the law is to ensure the deposit of documents with generally available information to The National Library so that testimonies of Norwegian culture and society are preserved and made available as source material for research and documentation.

As maintainer of the collection and research library, The National Library of Norway is an important resource in the infrastructure of Norwegian research. The National Library of Norway also is a cultural political apparatus for long-term preservation of the cultural heritage.

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The National Library of Norway, nb.no, 12.02.2016, http://www.nb.no/Om-NB/Fakta/Mandat