2nd International Conference on Academic Communication Journals. Barcelona: UPF, February 17th 2017

The main objective of the lnternational Conferences on Academic Communication Journals (ACJ 2017) is to explore and debate one of the basic activities of researchers and scholars in Communication Studies: publishing in scientific journals. After the research activity, scientific journals represent the necessary step to make research visible and valuable. Also, academic journal publishing has become an essential element of the academic career and funding opportunities. According to this reality, … LEER MÁS

A Study of Student and University Teaching Staff Presence on ResearchGate and Academia.edu in Spain

Abstract The main function of a Scientific Social Network (SSN) is to provide researchers and academics with a channel through which to promote their work and make their findings available to others. However, as of today, the majority of studies published on SSN sites (which have been assumed to be used almost exclusively by university teaching staff) provide only a partial picture of the overall SSN user community. Research reported … LEER MÁS

Navigation Design and SEO for Content-Intensive Websites: A Guide for an Efficient Digital Communication. A book from Elsevier

[From the Chapter 1] The main objective of this chapter is to introduce the concept of content-intensive websites (or information-intensive websites), since it is precisely this type of website, and its content-heavy webpages, to which the various concepts, ideas and techniques that we present in this book are best applied. Following on from this presentation, we discuss the relationship between content-intensive websites and the contributions made by Library and Information … LEER MÁS

Quantitative approaches for evaluating the influence of films using the IMDB database

Why do films certain remain influential throughout film history? The purpose of this paper is to attempt to answer this question. To do so, we adopt some quantitative approaches that facilitate an objective interpretation of the data. The data source we have chosen for this study is the Internet Online Movie Database (IMDb), and in particular, one of its sections called Connections, which lists references made to a film in subsequent … LEER MÁS

Search Engine Optimization and Online Journalism: the SEO-WCP Framework

The dissemination of news stories today takes place via various platforms, among which news media websites are just one. In other words, the audience for journalistic content, that is, those people who wish to be informed about the world around them, access news stories via the results pages of search engines as well as via social networks, and not solely via the websites of the news media. This means the … LEER MÁS

Web Indicators for Research Evaluation: Altmetrics, Social Media, and Books and Non Standard Outputs. 3 Seminal Works from Thelwall and Kousha

Altmetrics Web Indicators for Research Evaluation Part 1: Citations and Links to Academic Articles from the Web Abstract The extensive use of the web by many sectors of society has created the potential for new wider impact indicators. This article reviews research about Google Scholar and Google Patents, both of which can be used as sources of impact indicators for academic articles. It also briefly reviews methods to extract types … LEER MÁS

Updating controlled vocabularies by analysing query logs (A paper from Online Information Review)

Introduction Controlled vocabularies play an important role in information retrieval. Numerous studies have shown that conceptual searches based on vocabularies are more effective than keyword searches, at least in certain contexts. Consequently, new ways must be found to improve controlled vocabularies. The purpose of this paper is to present a semi-automatic model for updating controlled vocabularies through the use of a text corpus and the analysis of query logs. Design/methodology/approach … LEER MÁS

Stock Photography and Video in the Audio-Visual Communication System

The ensemble of information systems, their interactions, diversity and niche specializations constitute an organization which is very close to an ecosystem. The different species are identified with different systems: search engines, databases, digital libraries, etc., and their interactions are increasingly rich, thanks to the web 2.0. Instead of matter and energy (only), information circulates in this ecosystem, and we can claim without any doubt that a relatively new species has … LEER MÁS