Bibliography Institute

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Bibliography Institute (BI) serves as a scientific and methodological centre for data and knowledge organization of the state library system and as a national bibliographic agency. Main tasks of the BI are:

  • NLL collection management (including legal deposit);
  • recording of the nation's publishing output,
  • coordination of national union catalogue and its quality control;
  • library data and knowledge organization;
  • cooperation, counseling, educational, research and methodological work.


1. For library system:

  • distribution of legal deposit copies to other deposit libraries;
  • national bibliography;
  • quality control of the research libraries union catalogue;
  • development and maintainance of national thesaurus and classification system (UDC);
  • development and maintainace of the digital library metadata model;
  • library data standardization;
  • teaching and consulting activities regarding to data creation.

2. For publishers:

3. For international cooperation:

  • data standardization for reuse;
  • bibliographic data and other metadata for projects and cooperation (EUROPEANA, VIAF, etc.).


Mūkusalas iela 3, Rīga, LV-1423, Latvia


Director of the institute Anita Goldberga
Phone: +371 67716198