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
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.