The Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and for Bibliographic Information (in Italian: Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche) is an Italian government agency that was created in 1975 to supersede the Centro nazionale per il catalogo unico (National Union Catalog Center), that had in turn been created in 1951 to build a single catalog of all the libraries in the nation.
Italian is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family. Italian descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire and, together with Sardinian, is by most measures the closest language to it of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and Vatican City. It has an official minority status in western Istria. It formerly had official status in Albania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro (Kotor) and Greece, and is generally understood in Corsica and Savoie. It also used to be an official language in the former Italian East Africa and Italian North Africa, where it still plays a significant role in various sectors. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Italian is included under the languages covered by the European Charter for Regional or Minority languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Romania, although Italian is neither a co-official nor a protected language in these countries. Many speakers of Italian are native bilinguals of both Italian and other regional languages.
A government or state agency, sometimes an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an intelligence agency. There is a notable variety of agency types. Although usage differs, a government agency is normally distinct both from a department or ministry, and other types of public body established by government. The functions of an agency are normally executive in character, since different types of organizations are most often constituted in an advisory role—this distinction is often blurred in practice however.
The Institute today manages an ICT network called National Library Service (Servizio bibliotecario nazionale, or SBN); it is answerable to, and technical-scientific advisor for, the Direzione Generale per i Beni librari, gli Istituti culturali ed il Diritto d'autore (Department of books, cultural institutions and copyright) within the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities is the culture ministry of the Italian Republic. MiBAC's headquarters are located in the historic Collegio Romano Palace and the current Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities is Dario Franceschini. From 2013 to 2018 its official name was Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
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The Italian National Institute of Statistics is the main producer of official statistics in Italy. Its activities include the census of population, economic censuses and a number of social, economic and environmental surveys and analyses. Istat is by far the largest producer of statistical information in Italy, and is an active member of the European Statistical System, coordinated by Eurostat.
In European elections, Italian Islands is a constituency of the European Parliament. It consists of the regions of Sardinia and Sicily.
The Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati is the public library located at Via della Sapienza #3 of the comune of Siena, in Tuscany, Italy.
The Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica Francesco Severi, abbreviated as INdAM, is a government created non-profit research institution whose principal purpose is to promote research in the field of mathematics and its applications and the diffusion of higher mathematical education in Italy. Its founder and first president, later nominated life president, was Francesco Severi, who exerted also a major influence on the creation of the institute.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Siena, Tuscany, Italy.
The Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica is an Italian institute having the aim of preserving, protecting and promote a heritage of works providing documentary evidence of all types of graphic design: prints, drawings, photographs. The institute is located in Rome and is managed by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Landscape, Arts and Architecture of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.
AthenaPlus is a CIP best practice network started in March 2013 which aims to facilitate access to networks of cultural heritage, enrich metadata, as well as improve search, retrieval and re-use of Europeana’s content by enhancing multilingual terminology management and the export/publication tool. By the end of the project, AthenaPlus will contribute more than 3.6 millions of metadata records to Europeana, from both public and private sectors, focusing mainly on museums content. In addition to enabling access to cultural heritage, AthenaPlus is also focused on creative use of content, and adapting data to users with different needs by means of tools that support the development of virtual exhibitions, tourist and didactic applications.
Vittorio Emanuele Vincenzo Giuseppe Calestani was an Italian botanist at the University of Modena, whose work included a classififation system for angiosperms.
The Mansutti Foundation is a private foundation in Milan, Italy. It is a non-profit organization that operates to protect and promote historical and artistic heritage related to the history of insurance.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Bergamo in the Lombardy region of Italy.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Syracuse was the main city of Sicily from 5th century BCE to 878 CE.
The Biblioteca Civica of Bergamo, Italy, is a public library founded by Giuseppe Alessandro Furietti. Its headquarters occupy the Palazzo Nuovo di Bergamo on the Piazza Vecchia.
The Biblioteca Classense is the public library of Ravenna, Italy.
The Biblioteca Civica of Padua, Italy, is a public library founded in 1839 by Gerolamo Polcastro. Since 2009 it operates from headquarters in the Centro culturale Altinate/San Gaetano. Its collections include manuscripts produced by Alberto Fortis.
The Biblioteca Civica Berio of Genoa, Italy, is a public library founded by Carlo Giuseppe Vespasiano Berio. Around 1998 it moved into the former Seminario arcivescovile di Genova in the Carignano quartiere. Among its collections is the library of Demetrio Canevari.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Pistoia in the Tuscany region of Italy.
The Biblioteca Forteguerriana is a public library in Pistoia, Italy, founded in 1473 by Niccolò Fortiguerra. In 1967 it became the Biblioteca comunale Forteguerriana. It currently occupies the Palazzo della Sapienza.
The National Library Service of Italy is a Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities promoted network of Italian libraries, in collaboration with Regions and Universities, and coordinated by the Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information.
The Biblioteca Chelliana is a public library in Grosseto, Italy, founded in 1860 by Giovanni Chelli. In 1865 it became a public library as Biblioteca comunale Chelliana. It currently occupies the Palazzo Mensini built in 1898.