NATIONAL LIBRARY OF GREECE

 

 

NAME:

-          in the national language(s) and script(s): Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη της Ελλάδος

-          in English: National Library of Greece

 

PICTURE:

 

 

 

 

LOCATION/ADDRESS:

SYGGROU AVE. 364

KALLITHEA, 17674

GREECE

 

WEB SITE:

HTTPS://WWW.NLG.GR 

 

CONTACT:

Eftychia Koufakou koufakou@nlg.gr

 

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTITUTION:

The National Library of Greece (NLG) has been amassing the cultural heritage of Greece since 1829, spanning a course parallel to the history of the country’s modern state. It has developed collections of unique cultural value comprised of manuscripts, dating from the 9th to the 20th century and rare printed material unique for their exceptional historical and artistic value. In addition, NLG has thousands of newspapers and magazines, special collections such as posters, musical scores, works of art and maps, and valuable collections of archival material.

In 2018 NLG was relocated to the NLG building at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), which bears the signature of the renowned architect, Renzo Piano. The relocation marks NLG's transition into a new digital era of openness and innovation. NLG now offers its services at both the historical Vallianeion and the SNFCC buildings, providing open knowledge, reliable information, and constant inspiration to every citizen who wants to read, study, discover, create and co-create. 

 

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE AUTHORITY DATA:

-          Authorities web site:  N/A

-          described entities:

o   Persons

o Geographic names

o Corporate bodies

o Editors

o Uniform titles

o Series

o Name/titles

o Family names

o   Subject Headings

-          quantity/number of records: 322,532

-          data provided in the authority records

o   Established (Uniform) heading (including additions to the preferred name to form the preferred access point, such as dates)

o   Variant heading (that is, “cross reference” as shown in manifestation and as formulated according to cataloging instructions)

o   Related heading (that is, “see-also reference” as shown in manifestation and as formulated according to cataloging instructions)

o   Information Note, also called Scope Note on LC Authorities Website

o   Sources consulted (Sources of data found and not found)

 

DATA PROVIDED TO VIAF AND NUMBER OF RECORDS:

         The Library of Congress provides all its authority records and MARC-formatted bibliographic records to VIAF.

         Number of records provided to VIAF:

o   All Name Authority Records: 259,616 as of March 5, 2020

§  Persons: 205,703

§  Geographic names: 21,887

§  Corporate bodies: 18,053

§  Editors: 9,193

§  Uniform titles: 3,058

§  Series: 805

§  Name/titles: 546

§  Family names: 371

o   Subject Headings: 62,916

o   Total authority records: 322,532 as of March 5, 2020

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: N/A