VIAF Information Sheet
In the national language(s) and script: Fundação Biblioteca Nacional
In English: Brazilian National Library
LOCATION/ADDRESS: Av. Rio Branco, 219, Centro Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 20040-008
WEB SITE: https://www.bn.gov.br/
Contact through webform available on the website bn.gov.br
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTITUTION:
The Brazilian National Library (BN) is the responsible agency for the implementation of government’s policy of capture, storage, preservation and diffusion of the Brazilian intellectual production. With more than 200 years of history, it is the oldest Brazilian cultural institution.
It has a heritage of approximately 9 million items and, therefore, was considered by UNESCO (Organization of United Nations for the Education, Science and Culture) as one of the main national libraries in the world. To preserve this immense set of works, the library has restoration and conservation laboratories, binding workshop and centers of microfilming and digitization.
BN collections constantly grow from the legal deposit law – which assures the register and storage of the national intellectual production, beyond enabling the control, elaboration and spreading of the current Brazilian Bibliography, as well as the defense and preservation of the national language and culture -, besides donations and exchange with several institutions all around the world.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE AUTHORITY DATA
Authority data available to search at acervo.bn.gov.br/sophia_web
Described entities: persons, conferences, corporate bodies, titles, name/titles
Number of records (july 2017): 373.437 authorized records