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The electronic books, e-books, are progressively supposed to be a real alternative to paper books. However, they face some problems. Lack of standard, monopoly interests and bussines affaires, and a lot of doubts about how to protect author´s copyrights make them a non-satisfactory [...]

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Education about the media has been developing in the UK for at least 40 years. Various accounts of that history can be found elsewhere; this paper will just attempt to sketch out key features of the current scene, and to point readers to sources of more substantial information. Given [...]

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Reflection on the current situation characterized by the existence of huge amounts of data and information. Some aspects such as privacy, data protection, social impact of the technologies, disintermediation, trends, future of libraries, etc., are discussed.

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It seems clear that today libraries still have a clear purpose, but will this also be true in 15 years? This note takes an affirmative stand, that libraries have a future and it is in providing places where people can get in touch with information and socialize, in paying the costs [...]

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In an analysis of the development of social media throughout 2014 and their impact among information professionals and institutions, some of the trends that experts consider most likely to appear in 2015 are described.

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The results of a qualitative investigation carried out between November 2010 and February 2011, on the future of the scientific journals specializing in media and communication in Spain are summarized. The research methodology used was the Delphi method based on the answers provided [...]

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The viewpoint of an experienced professional on the career paths in the field of library and information science is presented, addressing the trends in recent years and especially the future prospects. The current economic crisis and some of its consequences are taken into account. [...]

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In museums, the scope of documentation must be extended through the concept of documentary services: libraries, archives and services of documentation have to work together to achieve a better knowledge and diffusion of the collections of each museum. If libraries have an uncertain [...]

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The central role that technology centers play in the consolidation of digital humanities (DH) is highlighted. For the library and information science area, and particularly for academic and research libraries, working with DH is a strategic opportunity to enhance their cyberinfrastructure. [...]

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Communication jobs live in a constant state of debate about their identity and role. With the advent of digital technologies, this debate has intensified and there are those who even deny the need for these professionals. This article discusses the main arguments for and against employing [...]