Dora Sales

Dora Sales
Universitat Jaume I | UJI · Department of Translation and Communication

PhD in Translation Studies
Senior Lecturer in Information Literacy for Translators and Interpreters

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Introduction
Dora Sales is Senior Lecturer in the Librarianship and Information Studies area, Department of Translation and Communication, Jaume I University (Castellón, Spain). She holds a PhD in Translation Studies, with a dissertation on transcultural literatures. She is a literary translator, specialised in postcolonial fiction. Her research deals with information literacy (mainly for translators' education). Believer in equality.
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March 2009 - present
Universitat Jaume I
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  • Senior Lecturer
December 2006 - March 2009
Universitat Jaume I
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  • Professor (Associate)
September 2003 - December 2006
Universitat Jaume I
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (104)
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This book considers the specific information literacy needs of different communities of practice from an international perspective KEY FEATURES • Focuses on communities of practice, including research, and higher education and their distinct information needs • Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors • Presents a...
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Gender is a sociological variable that needs further attention in information literacy studies. This research uses a multidimensional subjective-objective approach to examine the gender differences in the information literacy learning process in a sample of students from different social sciences degree courses at five Spanish universities. Surveys...
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Se traduce al castellano la nueva definición de alfabetización informacional de CILIP (Reino Unido), cuyo original se publicó en 2018. Se trata de una definición con enorme potencial, que enfatiza la relevancia de la ALFIN en la sociedad actual, para todas las personas, no sólo en el contexto educativo. This is the Spanish translation of the new CI...
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We analyze the perceptions of Social Sciences faculty about their own information and digital competence and that of their students, as well as the changes that have occurred as a consequence of the virtualization of learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). The methodology used is qualitative, being based on the application of two te...
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Information competence is an essential component of translation competence and the basis for the lifelong learning of Translation and Interpreting trainees. This work describes the author’s updated approach to an information literacy course for Translation and Interpreting undergraduate students implemented at the Universitat Jaume I (Spain), which...
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La asignatura «Documentación aplicada a la Traducción y la Interpretación» es obligatoria en el primer ciclo del Grado en Traducción e Interpretación. Se dará cuenta de cómo impartirla desde el paradigma de la alfabetización informacional, clave para la formación y futuro ejercicio profesional en este ámbito de mediación interlingüística e intercul...
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Resumen Las circunstancias ocasionadas por la pandemia han introducido cambios importantes en nuestras vidas, muchos de ellos vinculados a las tecnologías y al tiempo de conexión a internet, entre otros la educación, el teletrabajo, las relaciones personales, el acceso a contenidos y el ocio. Esta situación ha otorgado un nuevo valor a las competen...
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Surveys administered to social sciences undergraduates at five universities in Spain measured their belief in importance, self-efficacy, and actual knowledge with respect to information ethics and information quality. The results suggest that students exhibit relatively low levels of self-efficacy regarding ethics and quality. The article concludes...
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The national digital skills plan approved by the Spanish government (2021) aims to train fifteen million people without basic skills for the environment created by technologies in all dimensions of life. To this end, it is funding one of its lines of action with almost 800 million euros and proposes, among other measures, a national network of digi...
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This study aims to examine information literacy (IL) and the use of mobile technologies in the educational sphere by a sample of social sciences undergraduate students (N = 1,390). The study used the MOBILE-APPS questionnaire, which is a scale for measuring students' perceptions regarding information literacy (both the institutional and as a person...
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Article published in: Cultus. The Intercultural Journal of Mediation and Communication, vol. 13, 2020, pp. 94-122.
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Aquests dies (del 24 al 31 d’octubre de 2020) s’està celebrant la setmana mundial de l’alfabetització mediàtica i informacional convocada per la UNESCO, i en aquest context voldria posar èmfasi en la importància de prendre consciència de la necessitat d’incloure la perspectiva feminista i de gènere en l’agenda de l’educació mediàtica, com a comprom...
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Nos sumamos a la semana mundial de la alfabetización mediática e informacional convocada por la UNESCO (24-31 octubre 2020) Comparte esta infografía en tus redes. Conciénciate y ayuda a frenar la desinfodemia y la infoxicación. La alfabetización informacional (mediática y digital) es clave para el ejercicio de una ciudadanía consciente, empoderada...
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Analizamos las percepciones del profesorado universitario de Ciencias Sociales acerca de la competencia informacional y digital propia y de su estudiantado, así como los cambios que se han producido como consecuencia de la virtualización del aprendizaje motivada por la pandemia del coronavirus (Covid-19). La metodología empleada es cualitativa, y e...
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The main focus of this paper is to provide a review of the scientific production in Information Literacy and mobile technologies (Mobile Information Literacy) between 2006 and 2017, quantifying from the altmetric perspectives. The altmetrics imply a complementary approach that can shed light on specific aspects which are not easy to be addressed by...
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The thematic evolution of research on Mobile Information Literacy between 2006 and 2019 in the field of Information Literacy, learning and mobile technologies is analysed in an international context. For this purpose, the relevant bibliographic references from five databases (ERIC, LISA, LISTA, Scopus and WOS) were retrieved. To systematize the key...
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Metaliteracy Goals and Learning Objectives, Spanish Translation by Dora Sales (Universitat Jaume I), published on Metaliteracy.org official website: https://metaliteracy.org/ Available at: https://metaliteracy.org/learning-objectives/goals-and-learning-objectives-translated/metas-y-objetivos-de-aprendizaje-de-la-meta-alfabetizacion/
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This paper aims at reflecting on the process of developing and validating a scale for measuring the students’ attitudes and perceptions regarding the use of mobile technologies in the teaching-learning of information competencies (MOBILE-APPS). Validation was carried out by administering the questionnaire to a pilot group of students, selected from...
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No hay duda que el feminismo hoy cuenta con una aceptación que tras siglos de lucha se nos resistía. Y por ello planteamos que es un buen momento para pensar los siguientes pasos, cómo nos pensamos como feministas, qué queremos conseguir y cómo. Sin duda, y pese a un gran momento de visibilidad, los feminismos cuentan con grandes resistencias, desd...
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An analysis of the state of the policies and plans on information literacy in Ibero-America is presented, based on the results of a survey carried out on 42 librarians and academics from 13 different countries, specialized in the development of information skills. The data were gathered from a detailed questionnaire survey conducted during the year...
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This paper offers a bibliometric analysis of the scientific production on Mobile Information Literacy in Higher Education published between 2006 and 2017, taking into account papers covered by Web of Science, Scopus, Library and Information Science Abstracts, Library and Information Science and Technology Abstract, and Education Resources Informati...
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The advances from an interdisciplinary project currently under development are described. The project focuses on the innovation on Social Sciences university students’ and teachers’ information competencies, and its purpose is to create subject-based blended learning programs that would enhance mobile technologies. This project got a grant from the...
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Se describe un proyecto interdisciplinar sobre competencias informacionales del estudiantado y profesorado universitario de Ciencias Sociales, orientado a crear programas disciplinares para el aprendizaje en un entorno mixto que pondrá énfasis en las tecnologías móviles. Aprobado en el “Plan estatal de investigación, desarrollo e innovación orienta...
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The main focus of this paper is to analyze the relation between information literacy and the use of mobile devices in the process of learning-teaching in university students, specifically, teachers-in-training. For this purpose, a group of students belonging to the last semester of the Education Degree (N = 44) at the University of Granada was sele...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the informational behavior of a group of future professionals in the field of social sciences (SS), in terms of their competence in the communication–dissemination of information. Design/methodology/approach The IL-HUMASS, EVALCI/KN and EVALCI/SK tests regarding the affective (attitudes, motivations)...
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The basic aim of this paper is to outline the process of designing and validating an instrument for measuring teachers’ perceptions regarding the importance of using mobile technologies in the teaching-learning of information competencies (MOBILE-APP). Validation was carried out by administering the instrument to a pilot group of teachers, all of w...
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From the vantage point of user studies and the information literacy paradigm, a case study was conducted (at the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain) to analyse the information behaviour of first-year Translation trainees. The study takes into account what it is like to be a university student in the digital age, in order to investigate how they...
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This paper examines the views of a group of experts on the term “information literacy life cycle” and the application of information literacy standards and models in the Ibero-American context. Using the Delphi method, it explores the views of a group of experts made up of INFOLIT academics and professionals. The results show that the concept of “l...
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Resumen En este artículo abordamos los criterios de evaluación que determinan la calidad de la productividad investigadora en el campo de las Humanidades con el objetivo de comprobar su aplicación al área de conocimiento de la Traducción e Interpretación. Partimos de un análisis de los criterios establecidos por dos de los organismos encargados de...
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This paper is part of a broader research project currently in progress, the main goal of which is to provide translators and interpreters with a solid grounding in information literacy. To this end, the broader project attempts to describe students’ conceptions of information needs, search and use (that is, their information behaviour), and also th...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a study about Information Literacy instruction addressed to the user community of translators and interpreters through the application of InfoLiTrans Test. This test is one of the outcomes of project InfoLiTrans, aimed at applying an overall framework for assessing the acquisition of...
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This paper uses a self-assessment questionnaire (IL-HUMASS) with a wide sample of university students. The questionnaire puts forward a scale of attitudes that aim to measure ‘belief in importance’ and ‘skills self-assessment’ regarding diverse information competences. We use a group of 26 information sub-competences gathered in four categories (se...
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This paper is part of a broader research project, the main goal of which is to provide translators with solid instruction in information literacy (IL). For this, it is important to know the views of the community of professional translators. The results of the ongoing research which we analyse in this paper provide this view, by means of a qualitat...
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The InfoliTrans Test is a portal designed to analyze, explore, and improve information competence among students of higher education, using the field of Translation and Interpretation for this pilot project. The methodology, based on the best international practices and experiences, and its specifications are detailed. From a practical standpoint,...
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In the context of information literacy studies, the research put forward in this paper is focused on the individual and subjective levels of motivation and self-efficacy, together with the sources of learning used by a population of translation students from three Spanish universities. The data were collected by means of the self-evaluating and spe...
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Los contenidos atienden a aspectos esenciales de antropología médica e interacción comunicativa en la comunicación médico-paciente, y se basan en el conocimiento de las culturas sanitarias de diverso origen por parte del equipo de autores, a partir de sus estudios y el desarrollo de diversos proyectos de investigación, en los que se llevaron a cabo...
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El presente trabajo se presenta como un diagnóstico empírico acerca de la percepción que el personal bibliotecario de las Bibliotecas Universitarias en España tiene con respecto a su formación y competencia en Alfabetización Informacional (ALFIN). Tras la recogida de datos a partir de un cuestionario cualitativo que implementamos en el marco de un...
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This study provides an empirical diagnosis of the perceptions of university library staff in Spain regarding their training and competence in information literacy (INFOLIT). Using data gathered via a qualitative questionnaire, completed within the context of an online INFOLIT training course, the current situation was analysed and training challeng...
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La Biblioteca Pública, como vehículo abierto del conocimiento, es un soporte esencial para la educación permanente, el progreso cultural de la persona y los grupos sociales que configuran un entorno determinado. En la actual Sociedad de la Información y del Conocimiento, desde las bibliotecas públicas hay que hacer frente a nuevos retos: la aparici...
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Introduction and objectives: From the vantage point of user studies and information literacy paradigm, an empirical case-study has been carried out (at the University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain) in order to establish a diagnosis of the information behaviour of translation students. It is hoped that this study will serve as a basis for the design and...
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Purpose – Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves and uses information resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, which in the case of this paper is the group of translators. This pape...
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Knowing how to select, organize, and use information in order to solve problems, handle new situations, and continue learning are key issues in the teaching and learning scenario in contemporary society. Teaching these skills is particularly critical for European universities and is currently recognized as vital in the context of the European Highe...
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Hoy por hoy la universidad europea está inmersa en una etapa reflexiva y dinámica y vive una revisión en lo que respecta a los contenidos, a las formas y a los medios destinados a enseñar y a aprender. El papel que desempeña en la actual sociedad de la información como productora, transmisora y difusora de conocimientos le otorga un protagonismo es...
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The purpose of the study proposed in this paper is to evaluate the Spanish public university websites dedicated to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). To do so, the quality of these resources has been analysed in the light of data provided by a series of indicators grouped in seven criteria, most of which were used to determine what informat...
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From the vantage point of user studies and information literacy studies, an empirical case-study has been car- ried out (at the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain) in order to establish a diagnosis of the information behaviour of translation students. It is hoped that this study will serve as a basis for the design and subsequent implementation...
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Matto de Turner, Clorinda (1889) Aves sin nido. Edición crítica de Dora Sales. Castellón: Ellago Ediciones y Universidad Jaume I, 2006.
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Resumen En este trabajo nos proponemos reflexionar sobre la interrelación entre traducción, género y pos-colonialismo, en concreto sobre el compromiso traductológico que algunas traductoras desarro-llan en lo referente a la traducción de literatura de mujeres del llamado Tercer Mundo. Nuestro ejemplo será la labor y la experiencia de la crítica, te...
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La traducción y la interpretación, como actividades comunicativas de trasvase y mediación informacional, son acciones de primer orden en la sociedad de la información y el conocimiento. Para el correcto desempeño de su tarea profesional, quienes traducen e interpretan necesitan conocer, organizar y gestionar adecuadamente los flujos de información,...
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Resumen En este trabajo nos proponemos reflexionar sobre la interrelación entre traducción, género y pos-colonialismo, en concreto sobre el compromiso traductológico que algunas traductoras desarro-llan en lo referente a la traducción de literatura de mujeres del llamado Tercer Mundo. Nuestro ejemplo será la labor y la experiencia de la crítica, te...
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El objetivo de DOCUCRIT es elaborar una base de datos bibliográfica en línea sobre mediación intercultural y traducción e interpretación en los servicios públicos, un terreno emergente, en construcción, para cuyo desarrollo resulta muy oportuna la difusión de la información. Ambos ámbitos, el de la mediación intercultural y el de la traducción e in...
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The aim of DOCUCRIT is to produce an on-line bibliographical database on intercultural mediation and translation/interpretation in public services, an emergent field under construction for whose development it is appropriate to disseminate information. Both fields, intercultural mediation and translation/interpretation in public services, arise due...
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The author aims to reflect on the ethnoliterary nature put forward by transcultural fiction. Considering that literature displays a relevant social function and plays an important role regarding intercultural communication as a medium that contributes in a significant way to the representation and construction of cultures, the author focuses on the...
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Direct link to full text: http://www.um.es/tonosdigital/znum9/estudios/interculturalidad.htm
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El primero de estos volúmenes editados por Consuelo Gonzalo García y Valentín García Yebra (2000) supone una aportación concisa vertebrada en torno a tres focos interrelacionados: documentación, terminología y traducción. Desde ese interés triple, el texto se estructura en dos partes. La primera de ellas aborda los presupuestos teóricos, que toman...
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En el volumen más reciente de los que estamos dando cuenta, editado también por Consuelo Gonzalo García y Valentín García Yebra (2004), nos encontramos con un texto abarcativo que se presenta como manual de documentación y terminología para la traducción especializada. El texto se articula en cuatro grandes bloques que logran ofrecer una panorámica...
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Book review of: Gonzalo García, Consuelo; García Yebra, Valentín (eds.). Documentación, terminología y traducción. Madrid: Síntesis/Fundación Duques de Soria, 2000. 174p. Gonzalo García, Consuelo; García Yebra, Valentín (eds.). Manual de documentación y terminología para la traducción especializada. Madrid: Arco/Libros. Instrumenta Bibliológica, 20...
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For a great number of fictional writers in the postcolonial paradigm pluralism is organic, translation is an inevitable way of life, and translation consciousness and strategies can be a way of reinforcing rather than weakening different linguistic and cultural identities, because above all translation is used as a way to get access to the central...
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Dora Sales Salvador presents, in "In Conversation with Itamar Even-Zohar about Literary and Culture Theory," the text of an interview with literary and culture theoretician Itamar Even-Zohar (Tel Aviv University). In the interview, Sales Salvador discusses with Even-Zohar his polysystem theory, a framework that emerges from the wish to foster open...
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RESUMEN Carlos Bousoño no sólo crea poesía, sino que también reflexiona crítica y teóri-camente sobre ella. En este trabajo, analizamos uno de los últimos poemarios del au-tor. El ojo de la aguja (1993), donde el poeta —desde la plenitud lírica— se muestra fiel a su temática habitual, su «primavera de la muerte». Con todo, nuestro interés se centra...
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En un tercer bloque, que agrupa contribuciones en torno a la interrelación entre la traducción especializada y las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones, hallamos aportaciones sobre informática y traducción en la Comisión Europea, el teletrabajo que destaca a Internet como recurso tanto documental como profesional, el control terminoló...

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