ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia Library celebrates 20 years of creation on National Health Day, 8/5 – ILMD

On National Health Day and the birthday of supervisor Oswaldo Cruz, 8/5, Dr. Antônio Levino, from the Instituto Leônidas & Maria Deane (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), which coordinates Fiocruz’s Library Network, is celebrating 20 years of basis. A really big day for the ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia group, which is able to meet once more nose to nose with the gathering, beginning this August. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2019, entry to the location has been suspended as a safety measure, limiting the work to on-line session with insiders, made up of researchers and college students.

Founded in 2002, the ILMD Library at present has about 4,000 works, which have been created in 2000. In addition to the archives of well-known authors, customers have entry to titles, articles, articles, articles, articles, articles, articles, as well as on databases and multimedia, effectively-recognized in public well being and a complete checklist of scientific publications within the subject of public well being within the nation. “It’s an attention-grabbing job, which helps not solely the insiders, however the entire society”, proudly explains the author Ycaro Verçosa dos Santos, an worker of ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia, who has been in cost of the location for 16 years.

Ycaro factors out that ILMD brings collectively some of the nation’s main specialists and well being literature writers. “This is the distinction of our library as a result of of all of the science that we’ve within the subject of normal well being. We are the reference of educating and analysis establishments, comparable to private and non-private universities, specialists and college students within the subject of well being, and all paperwork, digital and bodily, from our packages graduates who can be found for dialogue”, he emphasizes.

The librarian emphasizes that he has seen the technological progress of the ILMD Library. According to him, within the 16 years that he has been in cost of the sector, the native knowledge administration system (Microisis) has moved to a single system (ALEPH) that permits entry and sharing of collections between the 40 sections of the Fiocruz Library. Network and customers. “At the second, our group works on the technical info and updating the catalog, particularly within the group of present ones. Soon we will likely be absolutely built-in”, explains Ycaro, who has labored within the libraries of Fucapi, the Federal University of Amazonas (Ufam) and Petrobras, throughout which he studied extensively in writing technical paperwork, earlier than issuing tenders. for ILMD in 2006.

Today, Ycaro has a group created by a good friend, however he doesn’t neglect the just about ten years he labored alone within the Institute’s Library. In truth, he typically compares the job of a librarian to a solitary swallow. “I typically say that within the regional sectors we’re the swallows to make solely the summer time”, he ponders, noting that he was capable of set up the required administration system, which grew to become the supporting half of the ILMD library. “Even if I work alone, I can handle, replace the gathering and supply all help for ILMD packages, research and educating actions, since we’ve necessary positions in each the areas of Public Health and Biology, to not point out the requests for work that make up different teams of the Fiocruz Library Network”, he says.


The library of Dr Antônio Levino consists of eight regional libraries of Fiocruz. They are Manaus, Porto Velho, Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba and Fortaleza. The others are in Rio de Janeiro, together with the one in Manguinhos, which is taken into account the primary library of Rede Fiocruz.

The assortment is saved on a sliding shelf with 4 modules, containing 2,158 books, 64 journal titles, 4,097 journal articles, 60 articles, 288 translations, 386 monographs (TCCs and entry tasks) and 216 multimedia (CD-Rom’s, DVDs. and Blu-ray Diss). He supplies entry to the CAPES, Scielo and BIREME Journals Portal, and is accountable for the administration of the ARCA Fiocruz (*20*), which supplies entry to articles, notes and articles, amongst different paperwork produced by researchers, workers and college students of Fiocruz.

In addition, it supplies steering and coaching to customers concerning the transport, the placement of the publications which are collected, the use of paperwork; steering on the suspension of technical-scientific works and the preparation of a catalog of monographs, dissertations and proposals in accordance with ABNT, protected inside the programs offered by ILMD.

It is alleged that the whole group will be capable of entry the Dr Antônio Levino Library from 2023 onwards. “Depending on the scenario, we will computerize a written assertion that meets the wants of the applicant”, he admits. As an instructional library within the space of ​​well being, it helps the next areas: Environmental Health, Mental Health, Collective Health, Epidemiology, Indigenous Health, Human and Social Sciences, Health Anthropology, Cell and Parasitic Biology, Immunoparasitology, Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology for Health. and Research Methodology. The title of researcher Antônio Levino da Silva Neto was given to the library in 2017, the 12 months of his loss of life.

ILMD/ Fiocruz Amazônia, by Júlio Pedrosa
Photos: Ingrid Anne

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