This section is responsible for literature, language policy, Sami affairs, national minorities, the import and export of cultural objects, and statutes covering the areas within the Department’s remit: archives, language, literature, the legal deposit of documents, place names, public libraries, remuneration for lending by public libraries, artwork fees, as well as section 23 of the Cultural Heritage Act, section 23a of the Burials Act, and various regulations. The section is responsible for overseeing the Language Council of Norway, the Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille and the Nidaros Cathedral Restoration Workshop.