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This study focuses on academic institutional repositories as tools that allow us open access to scientific and academic production. Specifically, we analyze the Top 50 European University repositories differentiating, firstly, those repositories linked to Spanish universities compared [...]

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The digital transformation of the university is linked to the integration of technology tools and digital resources to all areas of the organization: management, academic offerings, learning processes, research, and communication. This transformation is an obligation, but also an [...]

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An overview of the iSchools movement and its evolution in recent years is presented. Its growth at a global level is described, stating that the number of centers outside the United States has surpassed the number inside. Perspectives of growth are analyzed. Continental chapters have [...]

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Questions are proposed for helping to think about the information world and the libraries.

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The massive online open course (mooc) has had a great impact in the landscape of higher education. Analysts say the MOOCs will have a disruptive effect on universities and teaching practice. Universitieswill be forced to change. The psychopedagogical substrate of the moocs is the [...]

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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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The results of the 2010 Cotec report on the culture of innovation among Spanish young people on the European scene are not very optimistic. There is a socioeconomic and cultural environment that is not ideal to promote an innovation culture. Therefore, analyzing the situation and [...]

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This article shows the role that universities’ Publishing Services, as publishers of journals, can fill in quality improvement and rationalization of scientific publishing.

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First, the main lines of university support for open access are described. Then, four actions taken in first semester 2008 are discussed: EUA recommendations, the white paper “Open doors, open minds” and, in Spain, a declaration from Univ. de Barcelona and a research call in Univ. [...]

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Moocs (massive open online courses) are a powerful innovation within the global knowledge system. This report describes and presents their key features, challenges that must be overcome for their implementation and good outcomes, and opportunities posed to information and communication [...]