Dear Friends / Colleagues,
First of all I want to let you know that we are definitely holding our
EVLG-meeting within the 7th EAHIL-conference as part of the 8th International Congress on
Medical Librarianship (ICML) in London 2-5 July 2000. The scientific programme will be
integrated in the 3rd International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists
(ICAHIS), so this part will be worldwide. Some tours are planned for the 6th and 7th of
July. Please try to plan this first week of July in your programme for 2000!
Another subject: Last week I took some time to "surf on the
net", searching for libraries and institutes for animal health and veterinary
medicine information services in Europe. A lot of work has already been done at different
places, and surfing around you are able to get a reasonable survey of the different
institutes in veterinary information: e.g. see European Veterinary Library Group and a
Directory of Veterinary Libraries in Europe at http://www.uvm.sk/dept/libr/evlg.html.
This and others have opened the way to further cooperation and exchange of information and
to the integration of our technical software and hardware. Yet I think we may improve our
efforts by more coordination and planning. For example: When you are visiting the site of
Ken Ladd about veterinary medicine libraries and the site of the Helsinki Veterinary
Medicine University about Veterinary Education and Research in Europe, you see that they
So let us put in some efforts to improve our network-information even
more! If you have any remarks or suggestions, please let the EVLG-board know.
Gerdien de Jonge
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