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SALALM 51 - Dominican Rep.
19-22 03.2006
LEMB Digital at Salalm@51: Crossing Borders,
Latin American Migrations:
Collections and Services for/from
New Library Users.
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LEMB project
From its beginnings around 1958, the Luis Ángel Arango Library has been involved in activities that seek to improve cataloging, as well as information normalization from different perspectives such as: personal and corporate authors, uniform titles, and geographical names.

In 1986, the library acquired the NOTIS system, with the purpose of automating all its functions and services. Later on, it incorporated the LEMB database (in Spanish, List of Subject Headings for Libraries), which first edition was prepared by the Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education, ICFES, in 1985, and was later converted to MARC/NOTIS format by Chile's Bibliographical Information Network, RENIB.

From that point on, the library has been constantly working on updating the List of Subject Headings for Libraries, LEMB, through a committee integrated by post secondary libraries such as Los Andes University, the Communications Faculty at Javeriana University, and Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, among others. As a result of this collaboration, a third Edition of the LEMB List has been produced, as well as a fourth edition in digital format.

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Digital LEMB
Contains all the records of the subject headings available at the Luis Angel Arango Library's authority database in Colombia.

Jorge Humberto Echeverri A.

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Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango
Paradigma Ltda - eTech Solutions

Digital LEMB is an electronic tool that makes agile the processes of cataloguing and classification of documentary material and incorporates a modern search system of the terms accepted as subject headings.

The Subject Headings List handled by Digital LEMB, is composed of a standardized language that covers all the knowledge areas, consisting of principles that are worldwide accepted, and that allows a controlled vocabulary in order to analyze and recover information. Thus, the main purpose of this list is to establish standardized subject headings, that are capable of becoming a reliable tool for the cataloguing of materials, the conformation and construction of modules of authorities in MARC format and a precise source in the access of public catalogues.

Banco de la República

The Banco de la Republica is the Central Bank of Colombia and is organized as a legal entity with a public jurisdiction and acting with administrative, patrimonial and technical autonomy, being subject
to its own legal regime, as expressed in the Political Constitution of Colombia of 1991.

Digital LEMB project has been developed by the Luis Ángel Arango Library, together with two well known companies: PARADIGMA Ltda, specialized on library systems, and e-Technologies Solution Corp., specialized on the distribution and selling of products in electronic formats for libraries around the world.

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Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango

The Luis Angel Arango Library, as well as the Gold Museum make up the bank's cultural division.

The library is a cultural center, which aside from bibliographical services also offers activities in music, crafts and numismatics.

The library complex takes spans more than two city blocks within Bogota's historical core (500,000 sq. feet). There are a total of two thousand reading booths, as well
as art galleries, and a concert hall.

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e-Technologies Solutions

e-Technologies Solutions, Corp. has been marketing and supporting information technology products in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For more than 18 years eTech has been dealing with Universities, Libraries and Corporate accounts. We actually are the exclusive distributor in LA and The Caribbean for ProQuest Information & Learning (formerly Bell & Howell, formerly UMI), Chadwyck Healley, XanEdu and Safari Online Tech Books.

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PARADIGMA is a company specialized in consulting services, information systems development and software solutions supply.

Since 1989, PARADIGMA has been working with all kind of specialized products and services.

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