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An overview is given of the profession of Information and Documentation in 2011. The economic crisis was the main factor that determined professional development and the labour market. Some of the key reports that have been outlined in social networks and blogs are also described.[...]

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Twitter is one of the most relevant services used during the past year by library and information science professionals. One of its uses is for the dissemination of information and news to colleagues. Some reflections about its use by these professionals are presented.

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Librarians and information scientists must seek collaboration with other professionals, not only –as until now– with the computer scientists, but also with teaching experts. In this sense they must talk less about information and communication technologies (ICT) and more about [...]

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A picture is presented of the state of library and information professionals and disciplines in Spain. Statistical data are provided about both the number and type of Spanish libraries and archives as well as practising professionals according to geographic distribution, training [...]

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The electronic management of documents and records is facing major challenges: the integration of document processes and checks in routine work processes; risk analysis; techniques and controls needed to manage records and digital evidence controls (metadata, digital signature, authenticity, [...]

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To some degree the Open Access Initiative has failed, because too few people, even in the library profession, know of its existence. More marketing should be done, thus making more people aware of it. MARC became obsolete and has to be superseded by xml-based standards. With the advent [...]

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The current landscape on indicators is characterized by its great activity with new data sources emerging and new indicators being proposed. However, national evaluation processes in Spain and Latin America are characterized by the use of indicators and criteria defined by a conservative [...]