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Health libraries have been changing 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)
Perspective 1: Health libraries present and future in developed countries.
Perspective 2: Health libraries pre sent and future in developed countries.
Perspective 3: Health libraries present and future in less developed countries.
Perspective 4: Health libraries present and future in less developed countries.