Mario Pérez-Montoro

Mario Pérez-Montoro
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of Information Science and Media (Faculty of Information and Audiovisual Media)

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Both in digital and print media, it is common to use static maps to show the evolution of values in various regions over time. The ability to communicate local or global trends, while reducing the cognitive load on readers, is of vital importance for an audience that is not always well versed in map interpretation. This study aims to measure the ef...
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We present a method or system for the analysis and evaluation of content curation in the digital media, which we call the Curation Analysis System (CAS). The system comprises two main dimensions – namely, Curation and Content – which, in turn, are made up of a series of parameters and indicators to which we assign a score. Each parameter is describ...
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As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, governments and the media suddenly found themselves facing the difficult task of communicating details of the evolving health emergency to the public and of making technical concepts and massive volumes of data intelligible to the world’s citizens. The challenge was to find a way of making this new, unfamiliar co...
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The digital media have undergone an unprecedented transformation in recent years by exploiting the combined communicative potential of interaction and visualisation, generating, in this way, new narrative forms and journalistic stories. But this is not something that can be analysed in isolation. Understanding the digital media requires addressing...
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Evolution overview of the discipline of information visualization during 2021. We select, on the one hand, various proposals that incorporate innovations regarding visual concepts and resources, and on the other, some examples of visualizations that have attracted attention, not so much for their visual contributions but for the set of data and con...
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The digital media have undergone an unprecedented transformation in recent years by exploiting the combined communicative potential of interaction and visualisation, generating, in this way, new narrative forms and journalistic stories. But this is not something that can be analysed in isolation. Understanding the digital media requires addressing...
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Abstract: The principal goal of the research study is to analyze the transparency of a selection of academic journals based on an analysis model with 20 indicators grouped into 6 parameters. Given the evident interest in and commitment to transparency among quality academic journals and researchers' difficulties in choosing journals that meet a set...
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The visual communication of climate information is one of the cornerstones of climate services. It often requires the translation of multidimensional data to visual channels by combining colors, distances, angles, and glyph sizes. However, visualizations including too many layers of complexity can hinder decision-making processes by limiting the co...
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Interaction and visualization together yield an interesting, fruitful, and promising combination for producing content in digital news media. In an era in which the press no longer exclusively provides the news, interaction and visualization combined in innovative products for the public are powerful value propositions for the media. Together, they...
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El artículo presenta un método o sistema para el análisis y la evaluación de la curación de contenidos en medios de comunicación digitales. Este sistema se basa en dos dimensiones (Curación y Contenido) que agrupan una serie de parámetros e indicadores a los cuales se les ha asignado una puntuación. Para cada parámetro se señalan los siguientes ele...
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This paper undertakes a comparative analysis of the visibility, and of other SEO indicators, of the culture sections of Spain’s leading digital newspapers —specifically, elmundo.es, elpais. com, lavanguardia.com, abc.es, el­confidencial.com and 20minutos.es— based on data collected by the media analytics company, comScore, and the web traffic metri...
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Introducción: Las newsletters o boletines electrónicos son un producto de creciente importancia en la actualidad en los medios de comunicación digitales y constituyen un canal muy propicio para la realización de la curación de contenidos, uno de los servicios considerados más relevantes en el periodismo digital del siglo XXI. La finalidad de este t...
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News curation by email: Analysis of the Spanish journalistic newsletters Curación de noticias en el correo electrónico: análisis de newsletters periodísticas españolas Javier Guallar. University of Barcelona. Spain jguallar@ub.es [CV] Laura Anton. Betevé. Spain. lanton@beteve.cat [CV] Rafael Pedraza-Jiménez. Pompeu Fabra University. Spain. rafael.p...
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In the pandemic generated by the coronavirus, governments and the media were suddenly faced with the difficult challenge of communicating about this issue with the population and transferring technical concepts and large volumes of data to the general public. It was necessary to find a way to make this unfamiliar content accessible to everyone, usi...
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La pandemia derivada de la COVID-19 ha afectado a todos los sectores de nuestra sociedad; desde la economía a la cultura, pasando por la educación o el tema crítico de la salud. El tratamiento de la prensa de un país puede ser un buen indicador para saber cuáles son las preocupaciones y los intereses de los ciudadanos. Siguiendo ese indicador, el o...
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El objetivo es caracterizar y comparar las opciones que ofrecen las principales bases de datos a los investigadores en comunicación social para buscar y evaluar información académica. Para ello, mediante una evaluación experta se examinaron las características funcionales de Scopus y Web of Science. Como resultado se presenta una revisión detallada...
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[ENG Below] La crisis de la COVID-19 ha generado un escenario de dimensiones excepcionales tanto por la cantidad de datos que se comparten como por su dimensión mundial. Gran parte de esa información, mucha de la cual es visual, se transmite por medio de las redes sociales. ¿Cómo se preservará este patrimonio colectivo? ¿Qué instituciones, organiza...
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Existe una gran competencia entre los grupos mediáticos para la captación de audiencias en internet. Esto está motivando la aplicación de estrategias de posicionamiento en buscadores como un intento de ventaja competitiva. Además, los grupos mediáticos cuentan, por lo general, con una gran cantidad de sitios web cada uno de ellos con miles de págin...
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RESUMEN El objetivo de este artículo es realizar una revisión de las investigaciones sobre desinformación en el ámbito de Iberoamérica entre 2017 y 2020. Para ello, se siguen las normas APA para revisiones y se analizan alrededor de 60 trabajos publicados en revistas indexadas de Iberoamérica, así como libros publicados sobre la temática. Los resul...
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This paper analyzes the role of different origins to news media in selective exposure. We rely on a unique web-tracking online dataset from Spain to identify points of access to news outlets and study the influence of direct navigation and news-referred platforms (i.e., from Facebook and Google) on selective exposure. We also explore cross-level in...
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The main objective of this study is to identify the main SEO strategies implemented by the cybermedia's YouTube channels using a battery of web metrics at the channel and video levels. To this end, a sample comprising the ten cybermedia channels in Spain with the highest web traffic is considered. At the channel level, a significant positive correl...
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Se propone la utilización de metodologías propias de la disciplina de la Arquitectura de la información para mejorar el acceso a los contenidos de los repositorios universitarios o institucionales. Se ha observado que en la mayoría (80%) de los repositorios universitarios se utiliza una implementación por defecto del software DSpace. El hecho de no...
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The study of visual content using qualitative methods currently involves much scholarly work in the field of digital humanities. Documentary films are considered among those objects defined as visual content and are therefore not the focus of most attention within Film Studies. One of the best-known researchers in this area, Bill Nichols, proposed...
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Among the different types of innovative learning initiatives, organizations have been implementing communities of practice as a collaborative learning strategy. However, in many cases, one finds the term community of practice attributed to other types of communities or work groups. This chapter aims to define, identify, and characterize communities...
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The development and global adoption of the internet has impacted every corner of our society. In the case of the news media, this impact is self-evident. In this new scenario, the intensive use of information visualization in journalism has become one of the main new narrative techniques for storytelling. In this chapter, we address this special ty...
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Since its inception, and over the many intervening decades, classic journalistic praxis has been founded on the use of text as a narrative vehicle, supported, in certain situations, by complementary images, tables, and graphs that sustain the argumentative discourse. However, technological advances, and the search for new business models that can g...
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The binomial formed by interactivity and the digital news media has enabled us to tackle the study of interactive texts, the digital media and its ecosystem from a range of different perspectives. These different vantage points, moreover, offer a broad and complete overview of the complexity of contemporary communication, in which, often, the limit...
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Digital News Media (DNM) are characterized by their efforts to provide consumers with new content interaction experiences, which contrast with the more passive experiences provided by traditional news media. This book directly addresses these interaction experiences, taking the reader from underlying principles to actual practices. To meet this obj...
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Desde la irrupción de internet, el periodismo ha buscado nuevos modelos de negocio que habiliten su evolución y supervivencia. En muchos casos, se ha apostado exclusivamente por nuevas propuestas de comercialización y subscripción, además de los ingresos publicitarios. Pero, en otros, se ha buscado también la creación de una oferta de nuevos produc...
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Introduction: access to online information is carried out throughout smartphones, so is basic that newspapers websites for these devices are designed from a user experience perspective. This work aims at determining the number of clicks that users are willing to do in order to get the content they are looking for. Methodology: User tests are carrie...
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Since the emergence of the Internet there has been continuous evolution in interface design, with designers trying to offer a good experience to users. Website developers regularly turn to heuristic indicators that have been collected throughout years of research and praxis. Nevertheless, these indicators are diverse and it is complicated locating...
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La confluencia en las redacciones digitales de especialistas en narración interactiva, visualización de la información, documentación digital y periodismo de investigación ha permitido el auge del periodismo estructurado (structured journalism en inglés), una corriente muy reciente en el periodismo digital que contempla la reutilización, la acumula...
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This work introduces Diggersdiaries, an web interface to a historical textual document collection. Digital collections are rich in content, but traditional search-based and faceted-based interfaces cannot represent their richness efficiently - e.g. for time-poor and casual browsing. This project addresses this challenge using data analysis (topic m...
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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 the development of the discipline. This article will review some of...
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The main objective of this chapter is to introduce the concept of content-intensive Websites, since it is precisely this type of Website, and its content-heavy Web pages, to which the various concepts, ideas and techniques that we present in this book are best applied. Next, we discuss the relationship between content-intensive Websites and the co...
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This chapter analyzes the bases on which the navigation system is founded and that allow a user to explore and locate information in web environments and on mobile devices. To do so, we organize the chapter into four sections. In the first (Section 2.2) we examine the subject of navigation in fairly broad terms. Specifically, the section begins by...
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In this chapter, to conclude sections dedicated to search experience optimization (SEO), we first review the current state of the mobile web, considering a range of different devices based on their screen size, given that this characteristic is the main determinant of the user experience. We also consider mobile operating systems and applications,...
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The widespread introduction of broadband Internet has transformed the traditional way of watching TV series and films. Beyond the legal services there is a widely established ecosystem that provides unauthorized access to copyrighted material; an ecosystem which, in Spain, represents a parallel channel on which to view content. We have analyzed the...
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Las politicas nacionales inciden de forma critica en los resultados de produccion y comunicacion cientifica que experimentan los paises latinoamericanos. Estos paises estan en un momento de desarrollo y adaptacion a los esquemas de evaluacion y calidad que existen en otros paises mas avanzados en el campo de la ciencia. Las condiciones politicas y...
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[EN] The glossariumBITri, planned as a central activity for the interdisciplinary study of information, developed by BITrum group in cooperation with the University of Santa Elena (Ecuador), essentially aims at serving as a tool for the clarification of concepts, theories and problems concerning information. Intending to embrace the most relevant p...
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Since its origins, the discipline of knowledge management has had a unique evolution: going strong at first, followed by solid development, but currently falling into languid stagnation. In this paper we analyze this trajectory by describing the founding context of the discipline and reviewing its evolution using two indicators, the heightened inte...
Conference Paper
Fast technological evolution has led journalism to confront new challenges, such as the growing use of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) by recipients to access information. But the peculiarities of these ‘new’ small screens require media organizations to redefine their information transmission strategies and the design of their interfaces....
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The implementation and global expansion of the internet has affected all areas of our society. This influence has forced the media to revise their business models by creating new production and distribution processes and ultimately pushing out new digital versions (online media or cybermedia) of their publications. In this new digital environment i...
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Journal and digital library portals are the information systems that researchers turn to most frequently for undertaking and disseminating their academic work. However their interfaces have not been improved. We propose an articulation of the navigation and search systems in a single visual solution that would allow the simultaneous exploration and...
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A quantitative analysis of the scientific production of Ecuador in the Andean context is provided for 2000-2013, using data provided by the SCImago journal & country rank (SJR). We identified the indicators of absolute production and growth rate, and used three indicators to evaluate visibility: absolute citation, cites per document and internation...
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Existe un auge del uso intensivo de la visualizacion en todos los contextos. Sin embargo, convive con el importante problema de la existencia de un desfase o desajuste acusado entre el uso intensivo que realizamos de la visualizacion y el escaso nivel de conocimientos que poseemos sobre lo visual. La creacion y el uso correcto de una buena visualiz...
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Patricio Álvarez-Muñoz es economista por la Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral en Ecuador y posgraduado en administración de empresas por la Universidad Tecnológica Empresarial de Gua-yaquil en Ecuador y ha realizado estancias de investigación en diversas universidades españolas. Es profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas de la Un...
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This paper presents a review of approaches to text visualization and exploration. Text visualization and exploration, we argue, constitute a subfield of data visualization, and are fuelled by the advances being made in text analysis research and by the growing amount of accessible data in text format. We propose an original classification for a tot...
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Information dissemination has become a critical element of universities' strategic plans. Concerned about their position in the international rankings that evaluate this kind of institutions, universities also begin to worry about their information dissemination strategies and their institutional websites. This article addresses the main functions...
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Information dissemination has become a critical element of universities' strategic plans. Concerned about their position in the international rankings that evaluate this kind of institutions, universities also begin to worry about their information dissemination strategies and their institutional websites. This article addresses the main functions...
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Personal information behavior has been studied within a large number of different contexts; however, individuals show different information-related competencies in their professional, academic or daily life contexts. Literature suggests that if a person is information-related competent in one context, then he or she will be competent in the rest of...
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Introduction. The presentation of the results page in a search system plays an important role in satisfying the information needs of a user. The usual performance management criteria and tools to organise results have limitations that may hinder the satisfaction of those needs. We present Texty as a new approach that can help improve the search exp...
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In this chapter, the authors review current literature on personal information management to analyze how it is understood with the aim of reviewing the way in which individuals try to manage their personal information and whether libraries observe the information behavior of their community members to learn which is the best way to offer their serv...
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The Bologna Process (BP) approach is distinguished by its emphasis on outcomes, moving the criteria for quality from input (what faculty teaches) to learning outcomes (what students will be able to do).MethodologyThe authors want to look at the issues and opportunities involved in applying the learning outcomes approach in two southern European cou...
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The Bologna Process (BP) approach is distinguished by its emphasis on outcomes, moving the criteria for quality from input (what faculty teaches) to learning outcomes (what students will be able to do). The authors want to look at the issues and opportunities involved in applying the learning outcomes approach in two southern European countries wit...
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The open educational resources (OER) repositories facilitate access to knowledge, creating opportunities for academic institutions to share pedagogical materials that can enhance the teaching and learning experience in higher education. They can be reused, translated or modified, and even disseminated through social networks, making these multimedi...
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In this second part of our inquiry into the relation between information and cognition, we delve into the physical limits of the manifestation of an arbitrary object first with independence of any observer, then considering the nature of perception. The analysis of the manifestations of an object in a homogeneous environment by means of wave phenom...
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Based upon the natural limits of observation, we tackle a critical review of Dretske's approach to information, knowledge and perception. The physics of the manifestation of an arbitrary object -tackled in Part 2 as a separate article-sets forth an informational boundary stating that information cannot be enough to support our cognitive processes....
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In this second part of our inquiry into the relation between information and cognition, we delve into the physical limits of the manifestation of an arbitrary object first with independence of any observer, then considering the nature of perception. The analysis of the manifestations of an object in a homogeneous environment by means of wave phenom...
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Based upon the natural limits of observation, we tackle a critical review of Dretske’s approach to information, knowledge and perception. The physics of the manifestation of an arbitrary object –tackled in Part 2 as a separate article– sets forth an informational boundary stating that information cannot be enough to support our cognitive processes....
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In the last decade different software solutions have appeared in order to facilitate content management. These solutions make the life cycle of digital contents more comfortable and flexible so that it is possible to improve and to automate processes and make both more effective and efficient the communication via Internet. Nevertheless, there is a...
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Currently, Knowledge Management (KM) is being received very positively by organisations. Nevertheless, there is a particular type of organisation in which there has been less of a general demand for KM: the public organisations. However, in the last three years, a Knowledge Management project, based in communities of practice (CoPs), has been put i...
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In recent years, the interest in and development of communities of practice (CoPs) has undergone exponential growth. However, this uncontrolled expansion has, to a large extent, led to the name of community of practice being attributed to working groups or communities that are not communities of practice. The aim of this work is to shed a little li...
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The BITrum glossary, planned as one of the first activities in the development of the BITrum project, essentially aims at serving as a tool for the clarification of concepts, theories and problems concerning information. Intending to embrace the most relevant points of view with respect to information, it is interdisciplinarily developed by a board...
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Resumen: El diseño y planificación de la arquitectura de la información de los distintos componentes de un sitio web pasa necesariamente por una propuesta de prototipado de la estructura arquitectónica de ese entorno informacional. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar y evaluar una serie de herramientas informáticas diseñadas para facilitar la...
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Information architecture (IA), which is based on the classical principles of solid traditional Information Science, was born in the late '90. This discipline deals with structuring, organizing and tagging elements of informational environments to facilitate searching and retrieval of information they contain, thereby improving the usefulness and ap...
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A large part of the research on personal information management is scattered through many journals due to the in- trinsic characteristics of this topic. This work tries to compile a more complete, global and integrated study of that type of man- agement strategies. Our study offers an analytical model of the informational behaviour of a group of in...
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RESUMEN En los últimos años el interés y el desarrollo de comunidades de práctica (CdPs) ha experimentado un crecimiento exponencial. Sin embargo, esta expansión incontrolada ha provocado en gran medida que se haya atribuido el nombre de comunidad de práctica a grupos de trabajo o comunidades que no lo son. El objetivo de este trabajo es poner un p...
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La pregunta por la información cuestiona en esencia la naturaleza, la medida y las condiciones de aplicación de su contenido y de su flujo. Se trata de dotarnos de herramientas conceptuales, formales, incluso morales, capaces de refinar las nociones precientíficas vagas o metafóricas de información en todos los campos de conocimiento. El proyecto B...
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Este libro aborda desde una perspectiva conceptual, metodológica y pragmática la disciplina de gestión del conocimiento en las organizaciones. Se ofrece de manera clara y ejemplificada los principales conceptos y elementos estratégicos involucrados en la disciplina en cuestión y en el movimiento del capital intelectual. También se abordan las princ...
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The last two years has seen the implementation of a project of Knowledge Management in the justice department of the Generalitat, Government of Catalonia. This project seeks to enable the community of workers in this administration to find a suitable context for the creation of knowledge and also to benefit from this knowledge such that each member...