National Library of Poland will add 1.3 million more records to WorldCat

The National Library of Poland (Biblioteka Narodowa) and OCLC have signed an agreement to add 1.3 million Polish library records to WorldCat.

Once the records from the National Library of Poland have been added to WorldCat, they will be discoverable on the web through popular search and partner sites, and through

'Biblioteka Narodowa is looking forward to the great worldwide visibility that WorldCat can offer,' commented Tomasz Makowski, director general of the National Library of Poland. 'And of course we’re very happy with the efficiencies we can achieve by using WorldCat for copy cataloguing.'

The National Library of Poland acts as the central library of the state. Its mission is to protect national heritage preserved in the form of handwritten, printed, electronic, recorded sound and audiovisual documents. The primary task of the National Library is to acquire, store and permanently archive the intellectual output of Poles, whether the works of citizens living on Polish soil, the most important foreign works, or publications related to Poland and published abroad.

There are currently around 1.4 million Polish records already in WorldCat. This new agreement with the National Library of Poland will nearly double the number of Polish records in the database.

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