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Information pursuant to Sec. 5 of the E-Commerce Act (ECG), Sec. 25 of the Media Act and Sec. 14 of the Austrian Commercial Code (UGB):

Provider of this website and content/editorial responsibility:
Austrian National Library
Address: Josefsplatz 1, P.O. Box 25, 1015 Vienna, Austria
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Tel.: +43 (1) 534 10
Fax: +43 (1) 534 10-280
Internet editorial staff: The content of the website is prepared and managed by the internet editorial staff at the Austrian National Library. In case of content-related enquiries, suggestions or complaints, please use the » contact form.

Legal form: Federal scientific institution under public law
Company register number: FN 6343d
Companies’ register court: Vienna Commercial Court
VAT ID number: ATU54091307
DPR number: 0007285

Authorised representatives:
Director General Dr Johanna Rachinger (Scientific Director) and Mag. Richard Starkel (Commercial Director)
» Rules of procedure for the management

Business purpose and principal direction:
The business purpose of the Austrian National Library is to collect, preserve, document and process the collections consigned to, or acquired by, the Austrian National Library on a permanent or temporary basis and make them available to the public, taking into account the principles of appropriateness, efficiency and economy. This website should facilitate public access to the information and holdings of the Austrian National Library.

Relevant supervisory authorities (pursuant to Sec. 3 of the Austrian Federal Museums Act 2002):
Federal Chancellery, Concordiaplatz 2, 1014 Wien

Board of Trustees (economic supervisory body pursuant to Sec. 6 Austrian Federal Museums Act 2002):

SC Mag. Dr. Gerhard Hesse (chairman)
Mag. Werner Muhm (debuty chairman)
Dr. Barbara Damböck 
GF Mag. Markus Feigl 
HR Dir. Christine Gubitzer 
Dr. Felix Hammerschmidt 
Beate Neunteufel-Zechner 
Univ.Prof. DDr. Oliver Rathkolb 
Univ.-Doz. Dr. Heidemarie Uhl 
MR Mag. Gerlinde Weilinger
» Rules of procedure for the Board of Trustees

Legal foundations of the Austrian National Library are in particular the » Austrian Federal Museums Act 2002 and the » Library and Museum Regulation.

Guidelines on the legal collection assigment of the Austrian National Library can be found » here.

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