Adalberto Tardelli, director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME), highlights the opportunity that the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC) Strategy presents for the Virtual Health Library (VHL). The KMC strategy includes the VHL as one of its main components.
Tardelli expresses the importance of a scientific component, such as the VHL, in the process of knowledge management, as it allows for decision making based on scientific evidence.
In the next steps, Tardelli highlighted three primary lines of action: research, training and project sustainability.
Virtual Health Library
The Virtual Health Library is a common space for the convergence of the cooperative work of producers, intermediaries, and users of information on healthcare science, built and developed by BIREME in 1998. The VHL promotes the development of a network of sources of scientific and technical information that offers universal access through the internet.