Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, Brazil
Along with Abel Packer and Marcia Barretto of BIREME, I paid a visit to the library and director of the Instituto Evandro Chagas.
The Institute is a basic and clinical research institution located in Belém with an extensive campus. A wide variety of research is carried out there, with a specialization in diseases of the Amazon. It is a recognized leader in these areas.
The library is nearly totally virtual with very few print collections. Serving the researchers of the Institute, the library is located in an beautiful new building on
the campus, the library reading room was filled with researchers
working at terminals.
Following on the library meeting, we met with Elizabeth Conceição de Oliveira Santos, director of the Institute. Dr. Santos discussed the need for increased online materials, and integration of these materials in the learning environments.
– Martin R. Kalfatovic