Archive of Catalogue Records
The Archive manages the allocation of the general catalogue number (NCTN) which identifies the catalogued heritage. It collects, keeps and makes available for consultation the printed catalogue material produced by the Superintendents and specially ordered Institutes, Regions and other cataloguing Bodies or concessions which have carried out cataloguing projects by special law (ex lege 41/86, 84/90,160/88).
Together with the Data Processing Service the Archive contributes to the enlargement and management of SIGEC, the Archive of Catalogue Cards in fact acquires and takes on both the catalogue cards processed on paper as well as computerised cards.
The Archive provides support to the Technical Services for the programming and the coordination of cataloguing, maintaining continual relations with the territorial Superintendents of the Ministry and the regional Bodies.
The Archive offers assistance to the public who can access by appointment the archived catalogue material.