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Mr. Abel L. Packer

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Email: a***@***.org
Company Description: SciELO is a Program of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) implemented through programs and projects for thedevelopment, operation and...   more

Employment History

  • Director
    Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
  • Director
    Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information
  • Virtual Health Library

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chair of the Organizing Committee
    ICML 9
  • Coordinator of the Organizing Committee
    ICML 9
  • Director


  • Master’s degree , Library Science
    Syracuse University
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Syracuse University
  • Master's degree , Library Science
    Syracuse University
70 Total References
Web References
The MLA’04 Meeting - icml9, 25 May 2004 [cached]
At following Abel L. Packer, Director of BIREME/PAHO/WHO and Chair of the ICML9 Organizing Committee invited to the podium issued a presentation on the main theme and objectives of the ICML9 and invited all the presents to join ICML9 in Salvador, Bahia, Brasil in September, 2005 (see speech of Abel Packer) . He also showed a videoclip with images and sounds of Bahia that involved all the plenary.
The EAHIL Conference - icml9, 10 Jan 2004 [cached]
In the Closing Remarks session on 25 September, the official invitation was done by Elenice de Castro, Coordinator of the Executive Secretariat, on the occasion representing Abel L. Packer, Coordinator of the Organizing Committee of the ICML9 and Director of the BIREME/PAHO/WHO.
II Regional Coordination Meeting of the Virtual Health Library - Program, 17 Dec 2014 [cached]
Abel Packer, Director BIREME/PAHO/WHO
The VHL in perspective Abel Packer, Director BIREME/PAHO/WHO
Abel Packer, Director BIREME/PAHO/WHO
home > Programa > Abel L. ..., 18 Nov 2013 [cached]
home > Programa > Abel L. Packer
Abel L. Packer
Since March 1999, Abel Packer is the Director of BIREME, where he has been in charge of the information systems development for more than 10 years. He has actively participated in the design, development and operation of major BIREME projects, such as the Latin American and Caribbean System on Health Sciences Information, the LILACS database (referencing the Health Sciences Literature from LA & C), the LILACS/CD-ROM (launched in 1987 it permitted the wide dissemination of the scientific literature in the region for the first time), the SciELO project - Scientific Electronic Library Online (launched in 1997), and the Virtual Health Library (the current LA & C framework for the technical cooperation in health-related scientific and technical information led by BIREME). Abel Packer holds a Bachelor of Sciences and a Master degree in Library Science.
Speaker Bios |, 22 May 2013 [cached]
Abel Packer, SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
Abel L. Packer is Coordinator of the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) Program of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Advisor on Information and Communication on Science at the Foundation of the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil, since June 2010. Previously he was Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences (BIREME) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for 11 years. He participated pro-actively in the conception, management, operation and dissemination of major Latin American and Caribbean multilingual scientific information networks, such as the Virtual Health Library (VHL) and the Scientific Electronic Library Online). In 2013 the SciELO Network indexes and publishes in open access more than one thousand journals. Mr. Packer holds a bachelor degree in Sciences and a Master Degree in Library Sciences.
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