HIL - Health Information Locator (LIS)

The Health Information Locator (HIL) is the Virtual Health Library portal that contains the catalogue of information sources on health sciences available on the Internet and selected according to quality criteria. It describes the content of these information sources and provides the respective links to them.

The HIL Methodology is the result of technical cooperation between the Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas (CNICM), Red Telemática de Salud en Cuba (INFOMED) and BIREME.

The HIL Methodology follows international standards and formats adopted by libraries and documentation centers that are currently available on the Internet.

Main Features

It is based on GILS (Global Information Locator Service) and Dublin Core format, with some additional data fields;

  • Decentralized operation;
  • Describes Information Sources in a compatible way with international standards;
  • Supplies interchange standards.

LIS application is written in PHP and WWWISIS IsisScript languages, and the public interface is dynamically output from transformation of XML with XSLT and CSS. Although the core data is archived in ISIS databases, some setup information and portal customization is saved in XML format.

Further information and documentation can be retrieved at HIL page in VHL Model site.

Link for Lis Migration from 2.4 to 2.5 or higher version (in portuguese)

Wiki Pages

LIS - Atualização da Metodologia

LIS version 3.0



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