Latvia : state agency “Culture Information Systems”

Author info

Institution/Company state agency “Culture Information Systems”
Address Terbatas Street 75
Post code LV1001
City Riga
Country Latvia
Telephone 371 7843084
Name Vitolina Ieva
Function Deputy Director

1. Mission statement:

The objective of the state agency “Cultural Information Systems” is to provide access to information resources and cultural heritage stored in libraries, archives and museums, implementing integrated information system.

3. Library automation

a. In general HW, SW:

Agency runs central IBM server and library information system Aleph for 8 state level libraries

4. Union catalogue

a. Software used:

National Library of Latvia is responsible for the Union catalogue. Library information system Aleph is used for Union catalogue. Agency is responsible for technical support.

9. Research and technology development projects

1 Agency implements State Integrated Library Information System project.

2. Agency manages “Libraries, archives and museums collaboration project in digital environment”

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