9º Congresso Mundial de Informação em Saúde e Bibliotecas

Salvador, Bahia - Brasil, 20 a 23 de setembro de 2005


4ª Reunião de Coordenação Regional da BVS

19 e 20 de setembro de 2005

The Development of the Terminological Category in the Domain of Sanitary Surveillance Project.

  • Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária - ANVISA  - Brasil
  • Consultora, Instituto Brasileiro de Opinião Pública e Estatística - IBOPE  - Brasil

The Development of the Terminological Category in the Domain of Sanitary Surveillance Project.A Controlled Vocabulary in Sanitary Surveillance developed by ANVISA, with the terminology used in a scientific and practical way, searching its standardization. It will be an instrument for the retrieval of information in search systems.
The Internet, by means of technology advances, is shaking the foundations of the library systems and traditional bibliographical collection. It is more and more apparent that it is not possible to keep as a basic means of scientific research an infinity of scientific titles inside physical space with restrict access when one has the easyness of the web sites.
The informatics available in scientific research field is huge. In general, in health field it is endless and, con sequently, of difficult retrieval.
Nowadays, with the possibility of, with a simple word, one being able to go from a bibliographical citation to an abstract or to a complete text of an article, it makes the delimitation of the field of health domain even mo re important.
According to the focus determined in the delimitation of the wideness of range in its activities, ANVISA has been troubled about requisites as clarity and precision. What comes to increase the importance of the creation and structuring of a controlled vocabulary that will be changed into a guide to a more effective research in the seek of scientific titles and articles.
Until it can describe and organize all the activities and terms related to them, it will be a continuous activity, but as it gets structured and delimited, it becomes more complex and consistent.
The creation of a controlled vocabulary in sanitary vigilance, will permit the automatic indexation, in a hierarchical structure, whenever new scientific titles are published in 37 countries in Latin America and the  Caribbean, or made ready for use in the 600 libraries that cooperate with the Virtual Libraries in Health – BVS.
With the objective of refining and making the search easier, also in  ample and specific terms, the Controlled Vocabulary in Sanitary Surveillance will be an instrument of orientation or the last resource in the sea of information.