previously determined by its specialists aimed at ensuring a more
efficient level of information to users. Such service is rendered
to the whole banking system through links with the other banks which,
at the same time, distribute the information to their dependencies.
More than 15,000 books and around 39,012 catalogue cards have been
incorporated to the data base to which one can accede via the author,
title, subject, and if necessary, by isolated words within the description.
Also, scanning of articles was begun in February 2001.
The Information Analysis Department has addressed its efforts,
particularly, to keep updating of international and national economic-financial
events to executives, officials and employees of Banco Central de
Cuba, institutions of the National Banking System, as well as other
organizations and enterprises which may ask for it. In December
2001, a new service was offered consisting of a daily review with
a news selection which is placed everyday on the Web Site of CIBE,
as well as providing information to different bank entities on issues
related to money laundering. The Information Review bulletin is
daily sent to 157 users including all banks of the National Banking
System. It is placed daily on the Web Sites of Intranets of different
organizations and enterprises, therefore, with a broader dissemination.
Specialists working on the automation of the centre meet with the
objective to raise the quality of services CIBE provides with the
purpose of exploiting at a maximum the technical means available
and of counting with the highest amount of information in electronic
format for its dissemination. They also continue improving the established
Sistema Automatizado para Centros de Información (SAUCIN)
(Automated System for Information Centres) and are in charge of
the Government’s Web Site and of seeking for and transmitting an
answer to information requested on different issues related to the
Cuban banking system.
Revista del Banco Central (Banco Central’s Magazine) is made up
at CIBE by a team of specialists and collaborators.