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Bibliographic access division

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The Bibliographic Access Division of the Library of Congress has released its Stratgic Plan FY2003-2008 Goals and Initiatives for Fiscal Years 2005-2006 [pdf].
Its vision is

The Bibliographic Access Divisions (BA) lead in providing immediate and convenient discovery of the universe of knowledge and creativity.

Its mission is

To provide effective access to information resources and leadership to the library and information service communities in a rapidly changing environment.

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