15.1. The mission of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales is also to guide, support and advise public bodies as regards the management of their documents, ensure the permanent preservation of public archives, facilitate access to them and foster their dissemination. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales is also responsible for promoting the preservation and accessibility of private archives.
For that purpose, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales shall exercise its powers and duties under the Archives Act (chapter A‐21.1). It may also provide research support services in the area of archives and contribute to developing and enhancing the international influence of Québec’s documentary expertise and heritage.