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Juarez Observatory becomes a cooperating institution of the Border VHL

Cd. Juarez, MX, January 23, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – During the past years, technology has been playing an important role on the daily life of professionals in all industries, that is why the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) held a workshop to teach librarians to appropriately use the Border Virtual Health Library (BVHL). The three-day workshop took place at the Observatorio de Seguridad y Convivencia Ciudadana del Municipio de Juárez located at the UACJ’s campus from January 11th to the 13th, 2012.

The workshop’s main objective was to train information professionals to catalogue and classify library information inside the BVHL. Dr. Sergio Pacheco from the UACJ mentioned that this type of training is important because “students strengthened their research, management, and organization abilities to take advantage of the various information resources that are available, identify information, and improve their professional and academic knowledge.”

The workshop was divided on three subjects: cataloguing, which is the process that allows recognition of a specific document; subject heading, which uses a word to describe the content of a publication; and classification, which allows the assignment of resources in an exact place.

The UACJ’s library and the Observatorio de Seguridad y Convivencia Ciudadana del Municipio de Juárez will benefit from this training with two basic functions: expand the BVHL’s content and to feed the print, electronic, and virtual resources’ database and to systematize resources and records to disseminate publications in order to expand their networks.


For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S
, Knowledge Management & Communication
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