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.

Powerful Features  
Flexible Search Options  
Luis Ángel Arango Library  

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.

In addition, Digital LEMB aims to increase the degree of availability of information in
the different libraries and to elevate the index of right answers to the questions asked
by users of the information services.

Digital LEMB contains all the records of the subject headings available at the Luis Angel Arango Library's authority database, belonging to the Banco de la Republica of Colombia.

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 acepted as subject headings.

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Besides the search options, Digital LEMB also offers the cataloguing librarian the
following features:

  • Automatic browsing through the subject titles including the use of cross references.
  • Format toggle between text and MARC formats.
  • Export authorities to a text file.
  • Subject headings printing.
  • Copy of a full or partial selection of a subject heading to a clipboard.
  • Show the most recent found subject headings.
  • Save search history, browse or execute saved searches.
  • Change the font size text to the current displayed authority.
  • Add subject headings to “favorites” and add notes to them.
  • Edit a subject heading from the list of favorites, erases it from the list or modify its annotation.
  • Cancel a long search process, without loosing any items that were already found.
  • Add a search to the list of stored searches, and later on load, edit, execute or erase it.
  • Send comments of a certain subject heading to the Luis Angel Arango Library, by e-mail.
  • Show interfaces, as well as messages and help windows in English or in Spanish.
  • Shows information of subdivisions.

Flexible Search Options

Digital LEMB owns search software built in a powerful search engine that allows the following operations:

  • Text search on subject titles, both in plain text or MARC record.
  • Text search on the whole record, on the subject title, on the subject description in English and on specific MARC labels.
  • Use of Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT.
  • Search using the truncation character (*) for any text search (ex. Art*) and the wildcard (?) for any letter's search (ex. Art?).

Note: Digital LEMB highlights all instances of those words consulted, within all the subject titles that satisfy the search.

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