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Some of the historical and political aspects that have shaped Library and Information Science professions in Spain, and other countries such as Brazil and the United States, are reviewed. This paper aims to identify some of the key trends and to propose some contents that should be [...]

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A picture is presented of the state of library and information university education in Spain. Statistical data is provided about both the number and type of the university education describing existing institutions, degree levels and providing data on student enrolment and teacher[...]

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This is a brief review of the relationship between Library and Information Science (LIS), Social Communication Sciences, and their journals in order to assess the validity of collaborative spaces. Professional profiles are analyzed that link the common competencies of both sectors. [...]

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Analysis of the status of the professions of librarian, documentalist and information scientis tin Spain, studying the influence of the curriculum in the labour market. Forty percent of employers believe that graduates should have more knowledge about specific sources of information: [...]

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The present study makes a comparative analysis between two Spanish academic communities, Communication and Library and Information Sciences. The set-up of these academic programmes in Spain, along with their size and the international scientific production of each community, is briefly [...]

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Details are presented from the study being carried out by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science about applications and enrollment by first-year students at Spanish universities. Results show a considerable decline both in total applications and actual enrollment in library [...]

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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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A picture is presented of the state of library and information science university education in Spain. Statistical data is provided about both the number and type of university programs, describing existing institutions, degree levels and providing data on student enrolment and tea[...]

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A study about research in Library and Information Science in Spain is presented. Articles published between 2012 and 2014 have been analyzed in the journals Anales de Documentación, BiD: textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació, Cybermetrics, El profesional de la información [...]

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A picture is presented of the state of library and information sciences programs in Spanish universities. Statistics are provided about the number and type of university programs, describing existing institutions, degree levels, student enrolment and instructors.