Eva Ortoll Espinet

Eva Ortoll Espinet
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC · Information and Communication Sciences Studies

PhD. Information Science

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Distance learning is a growing trend around the world, one which will only increase over the next few years, especially in the university and lifelong learning context. In distance learning education, access to digital information resources is crucial. Therefore, libraries must adapt so they are able to provide quality digital information resources...
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La implantación de la Ley de Transparencia en las administraciones públicas se ha estudiado desde la orientación al ciudadano. Escasean los estudios que evalúan los procesos y procedimientos que aseguren la publicación y el derecho de acceso a la información en términos de calidad. Por lo tanto, esta contribución expone los resultados de un proyect...
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Nowadays big scientific experiments require large organizations and hundreds of researchers who participate from several institutions. An interesting, yet rarely studied aspect of this new kind of scientific enterprise is the internal collaboration between the members of the participating institutions. Here we assess this matter in one of the most...
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Un estudio sobre la formación de competencias informacionales en las carreras Ingeniería en Ciencias Informáticas e Ingeniería Informática en Cuba, evidenció que, aunque ambas carreras reconocen como parte del objeto de trabajo los procesos de gestión de la información y el conocimiento; los futuros ingenieros poseen insuficiente desarrollo de comp...
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El pasado 27 de octubre tuvo lugar en Barcelona, hospedado por la UOC, el workshop “Future of Information Environments, Thinking and Building with ASIS&T”, organizado por ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology), OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), el Departamento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación de la Universidad Carlos III...
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¿Habéis oído hablar alguna vez de los digital learners (aprendices digitales)? La expresión aprendiz digital asume que hoy en día la forma de estudiar, en mayor o menor medida, se ve afectada por las tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación. Y este viaje intelectual requiere más que nunca un acompañamiento que facilite la navegación por u...
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An analysis of how people use information and communication technology under the metaphor of Digital Visitors and Residents, the results of which show the use of technologies, the Internet, and social networks depends heavily on the situation and context. This article also reflects on the effects of technological stress, infoxication, and the diffe...
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Se plantea una discusion actualizada del concepto de infonomista. Para ello, en primer lugar se recupera la propuesta original de infonomista (e infonomia), esbozada por Cornella en 1998 y se apuntan sus implicaciones. En segundo lugar, se recopilan y comentan definiciones del termino publicadas posteriormente. Finalmente, se discuten los siguiente...
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La felicidad está de moda. En Harvard, una de las universidades más prestigiosas del mundo, se ha hecho popular un curso impartido por Tal Bien Shahar que enseña precisamente como ser más feliz. Las emociones, sean positivas o negativas, influyen en la felicidad y en nuestro comportamiento. Joshua Freedman, empresario de NexusEQ no lo duda: “no sól...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to summarise previous studies to develop a theoretical framework useful to describe and classify competitive intelligence (CI) practices. It is applied to study CI practices developed by Spanish universities, comparing usual practices with those developed during the process of adaptation of degrees to the Euro...
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De una manera u otra todo el mundo tiene construida una vida digital. Para unos el mundo digital es una extensión de la propia existencia: residen, participan, construyen, están inmersos, absortos. Para otros el mundo digital es un lugar de visita, pasean, lo observan, lo utilizan, se desprenden, lo olvidan. Ya seamos residentes o visitantes, y com...
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The study of affective aspects is being encouraging on Information Science in recent years. The objective of this research is to analyze the emotive expresssions performed on information seeking process during information system interaction proccess. From the theoric models developed by Kuhlthau (1991, 2004) and Nahl (2005) a cualitative case study...
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El trabajo expone los resultados de un estudio realizado sobre la formación de competencias informacionales en las carreras de Ingeniería Informática e Ingeniería en Ciencias Informáticas en Cuba; el mismo revela que aunque ambas carreras reconocen en su objeto de trabajo los procesos asociados a la información, los futuros ingenieros poseen insufi...
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¿Queda alguna cosa por decir del referéndum sobre la independencia de Escocia y su comparativa con la realidad catalana? Alfons Luna opina que sí. Su amigo Archie celebra con lentitud el resultado electoral escocés e interrumpe, por unos instantes, su aburrida cotidianidad. ¿Ha influido la información de los periódicos en su decisión? Lo desconocem...
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Objectives: To analyse emergency data management in processes where data is being communicated, either internally between the agents managing an emergency or externally, between agents and the civilian community. Methodology: The researchers conducted a qualitative study of fire management in the Catalan region of Alt Empordà. The retrieval and ana...
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In several scientific disciplines research has shifted from experiments of a reduced scale to large and complex collaborations. Many recent scientific achievements like the human genome sequencing or the discovery of the Higgs boson have taken place within the “big science” paradigm. The study of scientific collaboration needs to take into account...
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En l�actual entorn marcat pels impactes de les tecnologies relacionades amb la digitalització i les xarxes, el paper dels professionals de la informació i la documentació esdevé difús i inestable, amb noves oportunitats i amenaces. Per això resulta molt convenient que l�emprenedoria passi a formar part de la base de coneixement i les actituds dels...
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Voluntary sector organisations are operated principally by volunteers who are not obliged to share their knowledge, as might be expected in a for-profit company, with a greater consequent loss of knowledge should individuals leave. This research examines how a volunteer-led organisation, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), acquires, stores and share...
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Purpose ‐ This paper has a twofold aim. Firstly, to give some insight into competitive intelligence practices in a little-explored area in the field of competitive intelligence: the higher education sector. Secondly, to find out more about the factors influencing competitive intelligence practices, since little research on this subject has been pub...
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Information is a key economic resource. Its proper conceptualization, as well as its practical integration in socioeconomic environment, poses several questions and follows general premises. These are reviewed, and once this framework is established it is illustrated with an informational analysis of the 2008 financial crisis, including remarks on...
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Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar un estado de la cuestión del principal corpus teórico de la inteligencia competitiva (IC). La literatura actual está compuesta por trabajos realizados por profesionales y por académicos. Este hecho y su origen multidisciplinar están originando cierta dispersión de temas vinculados a los procesos de IC y a...
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El nuevo Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior ha conllevado que las universidades hayan diseñado nuevos grados. En la disciplina de la Información y la Documentación este proceso ha sido utilizado también para una reflexión interna y una cierta reconversión. En esta comunicación se presenta también la búsqueda de nuevos perfiles profesionales así...
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Results from the project called “Análisis de los procedimientos de interacción entorno-universidad en el proceso de adaptación e implementación de titulaciones oficiales al EEES”, funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación through the Programme Estudios y Análisis, 2008. The project had different goals, one of them were achieving the knowledg...
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The aim of this paper is to present a state of the art of competitive intelligence (CI). The literature is integrated by works written both by practitioners and academics. This fact and its multidisciplinary nature originate a scattering of subjects related to the processes of CI and its organisation, that requires an integrated approach. The paper...
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Different authors have pointed out the importance of applying competitive intelligence (CI) to non-business sectors (public administration, universities, non-governmental organizations, etc.). Besides, universities increasingly apply management tools and techniques coming from the business field. On the other hand, in recent years universities have...
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The objective of this paper is focused on analysing the patent activity of the Madrid Community taking into account the economic and human resources assigned to cover its R&D&I activities, as well as assessing the importance of the Madrid Community’s patenting activity compared to Spain. The analysis covers patents awarded during the period 1996-20...
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The concepts of Social Capital and Competitive Intelligence have been studied as a resource in the organizations to create value through the processes of capture, analysis, creation and transfer of information and knowledge. The purpose of this paper is to provide some guidelines that simplify the analysis and the optimisation of the organization e...
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Universities have adapted to the new European Higher Education Area. In this process, they have had to interact with their stakeholders in order to create the new degrees. Competitive intelligence and the management of social capital are tools that have been studied in order to learn how universities have used them for taking decisions regarding th...
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This work presents the preliminary results of an information behaviour study of students in two Spanish universities. A qualitative methodology was adopted and the results analysed following the grounded theory. The results were classified according to the reasons that motivated the information seeking behaviour, the means used for their resolution...
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The concepts of Social Capital and Competitive Intelligence have been studied as a resource in the organizations to create value through the processes of capture, analysis, creation and transfer of information and knowledge. Each of them plays a central part in several theoretical frameworks coming from different disciplines and approaches. The inc...
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We analyze social, technological, informational and cultural dimensions of digital divide, in order to explain the social role of libraries to compensate these forms of exclusion and to help people to improve its use of information
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Title: Professional competencies and the use of information in the workplace Abstract: In the context of the workplace there are certain transversal competencies needed to perform any task, among them information literacy. Information professionals must assume the responsibility of designing the training activities in this area. To achieve this obj...
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The educational system in general, and the university in particular, have the responsibility to educate the professionals of the future in the basic competences and skills that will allow them to succeed in their professional activity. In the framework of our society one of the professional competences that is so important is the one related to the...
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The educational system in general, and the university in particular, have the responsibility to educate the professionals of the future in the basic competences and skills that will allow them to succeed in their professional activity. In the framework of our society one of the professional competences that is so important is the one related to the...
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Resumen: Recientemente, en el discurso sobre las competencias de los trabajadores en las organizaciones, se está abriendo un nuevo foco de atención: la competencia informacional. La competencia informacional proporciona las habilidades y los conocimientos necesarios para interactuar de forma efectiva con la información; dichas habilidades han sido...
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Face a la place grandissante des documents electroniques dans les bibliotheques, l'A. analyse les options disponibles sur le marche pour la gestion de l'acces aux revues electroniques. Dans un premier temps, elle indique les principaux fournisseurs et les caracteristiques des services proposes (types d'abonnement, formes d'acces, controle de l'acce...
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L'etude a pour objectif d'analyser les services a valeur ajoutee proposes par differents journaux medicaux electroniques espagnols, qu'ils aient ete crees exclusivement pour Internet ou qu'ils s'agissent d'une version numerique d'une version imprimee pre-existante. Ces revues sont : Diario Medico, El Medico Interactivo, Biomedia, 7 Dias Medicos, Ja...
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The recent importance of professional acreditation through professional associations is increasing every day. Professional associations must provide information and services lo their members, with especial attention on the library services. This paper makes an analysis of the services offered by professionall associations libraries, related to biom...
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Universities as organizations live together in an environment that conditions them to change and progress. Adapting and being able to react to changes is a need and a challenge at the same time. Thus, the EHEA implies for the university world a reshuffling in the rules of the game that together with the increasing interrelation with the job market,...
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As organisations, universities coexist in an environment that conditions them and makes them change. Adapting to change is both a necessity and a challenge. Consequently, the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) constitutes a shift in the rules of the game in universities, which, together with a greater interrelationship with the employment market...
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Les universitats, com qualsevol organització conviuen en un entorn que les condiciona i les fa canviar. Adaptar-se als canvis de l�entorn és una necessitat i un repte alhora. L�espai europeu d�ensenyament superior (EEES) significa per al món universitari un sacseig de les regles de joc, la qual cosa, juntament amb una interrelació més gran amb el m...
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S'analitzen els llocs web de les biblioteques universitàries catalanes de d'una triple perspectiva: anàlisi formal, on es fa especial incidència en els aspectes purament de disseny i funcionalitat de la pàgina; estructuració del contingut -en aquest punt l'anàlisi remarca l'organització de l'accés a bases de dades i revistes electròniques--. i nive...

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