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National Libraries

Libraries that are units of or affiliated with the federal government and which serve as copyright depositories for materials published in the country, compile and maintain a national bibliography, collect international materials for scholarly use, produce and distribute bibliographic tools such as subject headings listings, develop and maintain standards for bibliographic practices, coordinate a network of libraries nationwide and/or provide reference and other library services for federal employees.

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