9º World Congress on Health Information and Libraries

Salvador, Bahia - Brazil, September, 20 to 23 - 2005


4th Regional Coordination Meeting of the VHL

September, 19 to 20 - 2005


Health Libraries

The panel 4 of the ICML 9|CRICS 7 will discuss the changes that health libraries have been suffering in the last years as the focus of information management moves rapidly to access to remote collections of information sources instead of management of local paper based collections. The intermediation activities will prevail and will demand libraries to operate services and activities in two dimensions for their community of users: first, provide efficient access to remote contents, and, second, provide efficient mechanisms to publish local contents. Since in the Internet paradigm continuous navigation is the fate and the destiny of all of us, are not the (health) Libraries the compass that we need to survive? (this panel will consider four presentations in order to better cover the different regions of the world).

All perspectives of this panel will discuss the situation of health libraries in developed countries and in less developed countries.