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

P103 - Knowledge communities and content integration for the Health Knowledge Portal

Health libraries  have adopted in the last years several information tools, in order to develop electronic information services. Additionally, Knowledge Management driven services are integrated to improve Information Technologies use in benefit of practical learning communities in health areas.
Open Source code applications and specifically developed solutions, interact to offer an unique integrated environment where people and content feed each other. Health Knowledge Portal is an architectural concept for health libraries’ electronic content services. 
The present work states the model our organization have successfully developed Health Knowledge Portals in México, such as ISSSTE´s  “Bibliohemeroteca Virtual”, and Mexico City General Hospital’ “Centro Electrónico de Información e Investigación Documental para la Salud”.