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1 1 Paola De Castro, Daniela Marsili Publishing Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy STRATEGIES TO PRODUCE AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH The experience of the NECOBELAC project in Europe and Latin America 1

2 EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February Information literacy and public health Contents BACKGROUND PURPOSE NECOBELAC EXPERIENCE in Europe and Latin America Show HOW involvement / training help empowering people (students, teachers, librarians, young researchers) Training and networking academic and research institutes in public health better use information, improve communication share knowledge to to improve well-being

3 3 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION is crucial to create awareness among different stakeholders Background LACK OF HEALTH INFORMATION or unclear messages can have serious consequences on human well-being INFORMATION LITERACY Researchers can usefully collaborate with teachers, students and librarians TO DISSEMINATE HEALTH INFORMATION hygiene, nutrition, drug addiction, alcohol, tobacco smoking, environment, life styles, etc. EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012 Fundamental value in every field of knowledge plays a strategic role in science communication particularly in Public Health HEALTH everybody needs information (WHERE, WHAT, WHY, WHO, WHEN)

4 HEALTH LITERACY represents the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February INFORMATION LITERACY AND PUBLIC HEALTH Definition provided by WHO, 1999 HEALTH LITERACY (information & communication) AS A MEANS FOR HEALTH PROMOTION By improving peoples access to health information and their capacity to use it effectively, health literacy is critical to empowerment. information gain access to understand use in ways which promote and maintain good health

5 Public Health EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February WHERES CHALLANGE FROM EMMILE? Integrating multimedia information literacy into education in public health Information literacy communicate in ways that invite interaction, partecipation and critical analysis they both trascend disciplinary boundaries recognize the value of sharing knowledge, skills and responsibilities. there is space to work together as integrated teams

6 6 Purpose Discuss NECOBELAC experience in Europe and Latin America To create awareness on health communication To provide tools to improve scientific writing and open access publishing To develop a network supporting training and sustainable activities to improve their capacity to search, produce and disseminate health information through different channels MET compliant Different targets: teachers, students, librarians, young researchers EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

7 EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February NECOBELAC project It is a European project ( ) working in the field of PUBLIC HEALTH NECOBELAC acts through a network supporting training activities in scientific writing and open access publishing improve scientific writing promote open access publication models foster technical and scientific cooperation between Europe and Latin America Network of Collaboration Between Europe & Latin American-Caribbean countries It aims to:

8 8 NECOBELAC partners in Europe and Latin America Centro Latino Americano e do Caribe de Informação em Ciencias da Saude Sao Paulo, Brazil The University of Nottingham Nottingham, UK Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain Universidad Nacional de Colombia Instituto de Salud Pública Bogotá, Colombia Universidade do Minho Braga, Portugal Istituto Superiore di Sanità Rome, Italy Project coordinator EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

9 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February NECOBELAC … and the human factor an important key for every initiative

10 10 NECOBELAC key points NECOBELAC strategy 1.Training activity 2.Innovative training tools 3.Networking activity This approach offers mutual benefits EU-LAC and supports cultural change in production, use and dissemination of health information EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012 BI-DIRECTIONAL APPROACH sharing experiences and initiatives between Europe and Latin America within a common strategy All project partners contribute to NECOBELAC training programme providing contents, participating in training activities as trainers and supporting local training

11 11 1. NECOBELAC two-level training activity NECOBELAC training strategy is based on: training courses for trainers T2 COURSES local training courses T1 COURSES EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

12 12 NECOBELAC across national borders Considerations on language barriers The role of NATIVE LANGUAGES should never be disregarded even if ENGLISH is now the lingua franca for scientific communication… Training and networking across national borders in native languages help meeting local needs, overcome cultural barriers within a common strategy EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012 NECOBELAC speaks languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

13 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February Innovative training tools: NECOBELAC topic maps Topic maps are based on sematic web technology They associate topics and link them to selected online resources Scientific publication Open access AREAS They have a triple SUBJECT-PREDICATE-OBJECT structure

14 14 NECOBELAC topic maps Scientific publication EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012 Discussion on HOW and WHY topics are interrelated favours participation and active learning

15 15 NECOBELAC topic maps Open access EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012 Participants help building up the most appropriate strategies

16 Corso NECOBELAC T1. - Roma ottobre Esquema del mapa de publicación científica

17 Corso NECOBELAC T1. - Roma ottobre Esquema del mapa de acceso abierto

18 18 Topic maps are useful to create flexible local training programmes Topic maps are: Topic map contents can be selected according to target information needs modular extensible flexible portable able to be re-purposed EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

19 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February Behind the topic maps

20 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February Publication and diffusion paper, online, conferences, web, etc. NECOBELAC training courses To be considered as a WHOLE and take the most appropriate decisions to organize local training courses Scientific information existence, originality, appropriateness, selection, flexibility, etc. Manuscript preparation authorship, scientific editing, formats and standards POSSIBLE CONTENTS Channel Selection of the most appropriate channel, copyright considerations, impact, online availability, etc. Evaluation peer review, inclusion in databases, use, impact, new metrics, etc. EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

21 21 NECOBELAC TRAINING MODULES Scientific journals Introduction to scientific publication Scientific articles Peer review and quality indicators EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012 scientific writing

22 22 Open Access Journals Introduction to Open Access Open Access Repositories Open Access Policies NECOBELAC TRAINING MODULES open access EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

23 NECOBELAC Topic maps EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February

24 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February

25 25 3. NECOBELAC networking + Public health institutions, editors, librarians, researchers in Europe and Latin America = Partner NECOBELAC Participants in T1 and T2 The interaction among NECOBELAC project partners and T1 / T2 training course participants stimulates collaborations and exchange of experiences Nowadays, about 200 EU and Latin American institutions EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

26 P. De Castro - Curso NECOBELAC T1. - Universidad de Guadalajara, de agosto 2011 Training and replication

27 involving countries in the network involved institutions EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February T1n. 8 Training for trainers T2 n.31 Local training replications Brazil – Sao Paolo, 2010 Italy – Rome, 2010 Colombia – Bogotà, 2010 Spain – Madrid, 2011 Argentina - Buenos Aires, 2011 Portugal – Braga, 2011 Mexico – Guadalajara, 2011 Ireland – Dublin, 2012 (planned) 15 4 Europe + 11 Latin America 200 NECOBELAC training / networking

28 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February Teaching and learning across Europe and Latin America A new tool for each course

29 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February Guide to use topic maps (site>training>topic maps ) in PDF and video Link to full-text al texto completo Short description Scheme Hints for discussion

30 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February

31 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February NECOBELAC newsletter to inform community …and support trainers in their replication activities: see what the other have done

32 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February CONSIDER LOCAL NEEDS A declatation, if needed...

33 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February Involving people through interviews and social networks

34 EMMILE in libraries and beyond. Milan, February Necobelac as an adventure

35 35 NECOBELAC OA week 2011

36 36 Considerations from NECOBELAC experience Two years experience in training/networking show: Key role of creating awareness on MIL among stakeholders Role of collaboration and direct involvement of different stakeholders (researchers, teachers, students, librarians) to facilitate - understanding of the issues at stake (health) - development of new skills (scientific writing and OA) - promotion of life long learning strategies - information exchange, communication and wider dissemination Necessity to improve MIL skills at different levels EMMILE in libraries and beyond Milan, February 2012

37 37 Paola De Castro, Daniela Marsili Publishing Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy Thank you for your attention


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