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Trendy free magazines have become a mass phenomenon among university students. Using their own language, they propose a postmodern culture transmited through a special aesthetic outlook. This paper deals with the communication outlines as well as their formal and content elements [...]

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The television is still the media with the biggest approach in Spanish homes. Despite this fact, it is no longer the main leisure and fun media for young people in the last years. This article tackles a historical context and aims for explaining some of the reasons why television [...]

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Results are presented of an online survey answered by 3,453 libraries in 63 countries between 14 November 2015 and 21 January 2016, based on their experiences with a total of 138 integrated library systems (ILS). The best products classified in the various categories analysed were [...]

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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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Information visualization covers the basic functions of data storage and communication, and reasoning support; most of the recently developed visualizations include these functions. However, among these, a small subset stands out for their innovative approaches and contribution to [...]

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Gamification is the inclusion of game elements in contexts other than those traditionally related to leisure and entertainment. In recent years, it has grown as a trend as shown by the increase in the number of reports, papers, meetings, platforms, and software programs, as well as [...]

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Recent advances in technology have provoked changes in the information visualization discipline. This article reviews some innovative visualizations and organizes them into three groups. First, we present a small selection of visualizations that incorporate conceptual novelties and [...]

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2018 has been an important year for the information visualization discipline. This work reviews some of the innovative visualizations developed throughout 2018, organizing them, asd previous proposals published in this Anuario ThinkEPI, into three groups. First, a small selection [...]

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The article analyses the IweTel mailing list about Library and Information Science in its 20 anniversary. With so many social networks, communication platforms and collaborative work methods, the merits of e-mail distribution lists, whether monodirectional newsletters or discussion [...]

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The main trends observed in the library and information science labour market and university education in 2012 have a general tone of survival with resignation. The economic crisis has caused many layoffs and left libraries without funds. New documents on professional ethics are mentioned. [...]