Pamatizvelne > Cross – sector information > Information Systems for Culture

Information Systems for Culture

State agency “Culture Information Systems” (hereinafter – Agency) is a state agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. The goal of the Agency is to provide access of the community to the informational resources and cultural values accumulated in the libraries, archives and museums, establishing an integrated automated information system.   

The Agency performs the following tasks:

  • Implements the project “State Integrated Library Information System”;
  • Provides pooling of the cultural information systems into integrated state information system;
  • Provides development and operation of an information portal;
  • Provides accessibility to the national master electronic catalogue and national database of bibliographic data; 
  • Provides opportunity to the users of electronic systems of culture information to receive information services they have access to in electronic format with the help of information technologies;
  • Cooperates with responsible institutions on the issues of data processing;
  • Consults libraries, archives, museums and other culture establishments on the issues related to information systems;
  • Develops information systems of Latvia according to EU and international standards;
  • Implements state and international projects and programs. 

The State Agency of the Ministry of Culture „Kultūras informācijas sistēmas” (Culture Information Systems) implements different projects, in order to provide community access to the information resources and cultural values accumulated in libraries, archives and museums with the help of advanced technologies:

  • For archives:
    State Unified Information System for Archives, funded by the State of Latvia and European Regional Development Fund
  • For libraries:
    State Unified Information System for Libraries or Gaismas tīkls (Lightnet), funded by the State of Latvia and European Regional Development Fund
  • Development Project for Public Libraries, funded by the state of Latvia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the company Microsoft
  • Electronic publications for the libraries of Latvia, funded by the State of Latvia
  • Unified Reader’s Card funded by the State of Latvia
  • For the museums: Joint Catalogue of the National Holdings of Museums, funded by the European Regional Development Fund
  • Interdisciplinary project:
    Latvian Digital Map of Culture, funded by the State of Latvia
    www.km.gov.lv
To top