The 35th anniversary of LILACS was marked by an online session that took place on 29 October accompanied by more than 400 connections, with the participation of with the participation of Jarbas Barbosa, PAHO/WHO Assistant Director, Sebastian García, Director of the Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health, and BIREME collaborators, who made presentations on the history, present and future of LILACS, under the moderation of the Director of BIREME, Diego González.
LILACS celebrated its 35th birthday on October 29, 2020, but its history started many years earlier, in many ways intertwined with BIREME’s history, created in 1967. In fact, the prospect of creating a bibliographic index of the literature of Region started in 1967, on the recommendation of BIREME’ Scientific Committee. This and other facts are remembered in this brief compilation of LILACS’ history.
The selection and permanence criteria of LILACS journals, effective as of October 29, 2020, were launched during the celebration of the database’s 35 years and aim to consolidate the selection criteria LILACS Brazil and LILACS Nursing and meet preparations for Open Science in journals indexed in the database.
LILACS is a model and methodology for describing, indexing and managing bibliographic content, an Information System composed of networks of national coordinators, cooperating centers, journal editors, indexers, evaluation committees, researchers and authors. Learn more about how this knowledge network interacts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Colombia 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).
The Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS), in the framework of its 35th anniversary, launched on October 29 an Internet Portal that will remain active and updated until October 2021, with the contribution of its cooperation network.