|The visitors at the Restorarion and Binding workshop at the Ludwig von Mises Library, with Nora Domínguez (to the right)|
In order to know the facilities, services and the restoration and binding workshop, as well as the new equipment, Library Science students from Centro Landivariano de Educación Contínua, visited the Ludwig von Mises Library of Universidad Francisco Marroquín last June 23rd of 2007.
“The 20 students that visited the special collection José Cecilio del Valle, heard the explanation of the norms for this collection. They discussed preventive conservation and observed the conditions of some books that were attacked, in other times, by librarians or extremely acid paper; they were also able to appreciate how ignorance lead librarians to place labels in book borders or to bind them, in a special collection you don’t do those things, you minimize intervention. These subjects are very interesting to all librarians”, explained Nora Domínguez, coordinator of classification and cataloguing at the von Mises Library.
In the Workshop, Nora Domínguez, showed them the tools and materials used for restoring and binding and gave them an explanation of the novelties at the technical processes department. For example, the von Mises Library is the only library in Guatemala that has an online Dewey system.
She also told them about the option Capturex, a tool in the Glifos cataloguing module that, according to the personnel who works with this data base, is the latest in technology. Domínguez also showed them the latest in Subject Headings for libraries, also known as LEMB, that are used to assign the subjects or key words that patrons search in the data base.
The group came accompanied by their professor Francisco Ralón, who said that the students were very satisfied with the visit and impressed by the professionalism at the Ludwig von Mises Library.