BIREME Bulletin n° 49

Colombia celebrates LILACS’ 35 years at the 23rd UNIRECS

The Colombia Virtual Health Library (VHL) joins the celebration of LILACS’ 35 years, participating in the organization of the virtual event Knowledge Management: Science and Health for All, on the occasion of the 2nd   Colombia VHL Week and the 23rd National Day of Health Information Units Updating and Training (UNIRECS).

fig1_colombiaThe event was held during the week from 13 to 16 October this year and has as a premise a wide discussion and participation of teachers, information professionals, students and the general public on trends, practices and reflections on national education. health, information as a primary bem and vital resource for the scope of equity and equality, open access and knowledge management for decision-making in health; the objectives presented for the conference:

  • Create a virtual meeting space around the concerns of the health information units.
  • Celebrate the 35 years of the most important and comprehensive database in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Make visible the work carried out by the Virtual Health Library in Colombia.
  • Present the new VHL Colombia knowledge windows: PYPAS and Urgencies and Emergencies
  • To know trends and new products, in information and access to contentfig2_colombia

The event was attended by Diego González, director of BIREME, who was part of the main reception and opening table of the event. On the second day, dedicated especially to LILACS, Sueli Suga, supervisor of Referential Information Sources at BIREME, gave the lecture “History, importance and meaning of LILACS in the region” and highlighted the importance of Colombia in this history that has been part of LILACS since 1985 and it is the fourth country that contributes the most to LILACS.fig3_colombia

Moreover, the workshops “Impact and relevance of standardization for indexing at LILACS” were held, led by Angélica Alves de Paula, librarian FIR/BIREME, and “Dissemination and information management for the publication indexing procedure in the integrated FI-Admin system for LILACS” by Ana Lorena Niño, national coordinator of LILACS and the VHL Colombia.

The event was a space that evoked the history of LILACS and its 35 years, the importance of collaborative work, the contribution of information units to the Sustainable Development Goals and access to knowledge as one of the conditions for equity and development in the countries of the region. More information about the event in this link.

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