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The concept of "big data" is explained as a system of analyzing large amounts of data to discover trends, patterns, correlations and even causality to generate predictions. This discipline can be adapted to the context of the daily work of the information professional dealing with [...]

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The origins, disciplinary relationships and main applications of cybermetrics and webometrics are explained, in order to proceed to a discussion of the current situation regarding the methods used for extracting web information and indicators from publicly available sources. We performed [...]

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In the 2012 edition of the Ranking web of world universities there has been a major change in methodology, forced by changes in the source for obtaining external links to university websites. Following the closure of Yahoo site explorer, the new tool currently in use is MajesticSEO. [...]

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The analysis of web usage information is an important cybermetric tool for describing the visits and visitors to a website, and their navigation behaviour, which can help in designing the structure and contents of the webpages. The paper describes the main concepts (log file, session, [...]

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One of the most popular services in web 2.0 is the social promotion of news. Digg and Menéame –the second one in Spain and Latin America–, are very well known. Using Menéame open code, a team of information professionals created DocuMenea with the same characteristics but limited [...]

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Several indicators of production and participation in Spanish library and information science blogs are analysed, based on a sample of 46 personal and corporate weblogs. The 12 blogs with the highest number of incoming links logged more than 70% of the total number of links received [...]

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A tour is provided of the features, possibilities, scientific, technical and technologies that are collected under the interdisciplinary umbrella of big data and web analytics from the point of view of its application in practice. A reflection is offered about the challenges, risks [...]