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Information Literacy is one of the dimensions of digital competence and, in today’s information and media-based society, it should be a skill that everyone develops, especially secondary school teachers due to their influence on this crucial stage of student development. In this [...]

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ICT competences are an essential part of teachers’ curriculums in Spain. This paper presents an analysis of the technical skills in the use of ICT of future primary school teachers in the final year of teacher training at the University of Murcia (period 2008- 2009). This analysis [...]

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This paper has as its starting point the premise that it is useful for the Spanish research ecosystem to have consolidated, open journals with international influence. Evaluation of journals is important because of the role of publications in establishing research credentials. Features [...]

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The main aspects of how to create a CRIS (current research information system) are discussed. From several points of view, CRIS addresses the following: knowing an institution’s scientific impact; simplifying and improving institutional management; having a suitable tool for researchers [...]

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We begin with a discussion about indicators related to a productivity model that can be used to analyze the four years a government is in power. Next, we use visual analysis to review economic information using a prototype portal, indicaME (acronym of “economic model indicators”). [...]

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Infoaces (Integrated information system for higher education in Latin America) is a new project to design a university information system. The main types of university information sources and the main features of Infoaces are described, paying special attention to the system of indicators/markers [...]

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Review of the scientific publication situation in Europe and especially in Spain. Among other issues, infometrics, indicators, university rankings, databases, WoS and Scopus, and open access repositories are discussed.

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Google Scholar (GS) is a search engine that specializes in scientific information and in the identification of the citations that academic papers receive, making it a strong competitor for other citations indexes like Scopus and Web of Science. For this reason, several studies have [...]

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Scientific repositories are playing a significant role in scholarly communication, mostly due to the success of open access initiatives. Quantitative indicators to describe their contents and evaluate their usage and impact have been developed. The Ranking Web of repositories is introduced [...]

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Recent development of online tools based on Web 2.0 are enabling the creation of metrics on the number of users who “read”, “comment”, “tweet”, “share” or “discuss” scientific and academic papers. All these metrics are commonly known as ‘altmetrics’. Altmetrics [...]