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

Lose weight on the beer and chips diet: the need for quality in health information

  • Information Specialist Manager, BMJ Publishing Group  - United Kingdom
  • Director of Information Strategy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland  - United Kingdom
  • Information Specialist, UK Cochrane Centre  - United Kingdom
  • Health Librarian, University of Queensland
  • Director of Library Relations, Elsevier  - United Kingdom
The key matter distinguishing library services from search engines and similar methods of information delivery is quality of information.  We add value  at every stage of the process, from encouraging an evidence-based approach by health professionals and patients at one end of the chain - to delivering quality information and helping our users organise itproperly at the other.  The EAHIL session brings together a panel of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, who will illustrate how quality can be built into our work, and how it benefits our users and their patients.