Welcome to LEMB Digit@l

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

The Subject Headings List handled by Digit@l 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 cataloging of materials, the conformation and construction of modules of authorities in MARC format and a precise source in the access of public catalogs.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building (1897) is the original separate Library of Congress building. (The Library began in 1800 inside the U.S. Capitol.) The John Adams Building was built in 1938 and the James Madison Memorial Building was completed in 1981. Other facilities include the High Density Storage Facility (2002) at Fort Meade, Md., and the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation (2007) in Culpeper, Va

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.


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Today’s Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource wich LEMB Digit@l uses. The collection of more than 168 million items includes more than 39 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 72 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings.

Recorded a total of 168,291,624 items in the collections.

LC authority records are available (database updated weekly). You may search LC authority records in various formats.