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

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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:
Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport

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

GF Mag. Verena Brunner-Loss (chairwoman)
Mag. Werner Muhm (deputy of the chairwoman)
MR Dr. Barbara Damböck
Dir. PD Dr. Johannes Feichtinger
GF Mag. Markus Feigl
Dr. Felix Hammerschmidt
Mag. Andreas Handler
Mag. Dr. Eckehard Quin
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Heidemarie Uhl ✝ 11 August 2023
MR Mag. Gerlinde Weilinger
Rules of procedure for the Board of Trustees

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

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