The VHL 2010 Guide assembles and systematizes information and knowledge that express the state of the art of the Virtual Health Library Network (VHL) in its 12 years of evolution. The Guide is organized into two sections: (1) About the VHL – where it is presented the conceptual framework that supports the network; (2) Operation of the VHL – set of procedures, methodologies and applications for management and operation of the VHL. This section is supplemented by references to manuals of sources and flows of information that make up the VHL model.

This Guide, built collectively by the VHL Network, aims to share with all the producers, intermediaries and users, in an equitable way, the experiences, results and best practices that constitute the knowledge accumulated in these 12 years of the VHL Network.