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National tasks is the citizens’ portal to all the materials in Danish libraries. All borrowable materials can be requested electronically for collection at a person’s local library. The service is free to citizens. contains around 11 million items and is updated daily. It is operated and developed by DBC.



DanBib is the joint bibliographic superstructure system for the entire Danish library service.

DanBib contains a shared bibliographic database of the National Bibliography and the holdings of all Danish libraries. The DanBib base contains around 28.5 million items and is updated daily.

DanBib is both the joint national catalogue and the libraries’ digital infrastructure. The system also includes joint functions for inter-library loans, the reuse of bibliographic data, verification and redirection to relevant foreign databases.
The use of shared technical and bibliographic standards binds DanBib and libraries’ local systems together.

DanBib is made available as a basic service that can be supplemented with a number of other databases and services. It is operated and developed by DBC.


National Bibliography

Under an agreement with the Danish Ministry of Culture we take care of most registration of books, music, AV materials, Internet documents, articles and reviews in newspapers and magazines in the National Bibliography. In 2007 this task involved the registration of around 19,000 books, 30,000 articles, 15,000 reviews and 10,000 other items.

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