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English content: Posts, Journal Papers and Presentations about Information Science, Social Media and Online Journalism.

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Computational Journalism 2015: Interactive Diagram

2015 version of a concept map on Computational Journalism. As the previous version, is a work in progress that will expand its content in the coming months. This diagram considers the different concepts associated with Journalism and Computing, Online Journalism, and other related aspects. The 2015 edition includes a new Node devoted to Structured Journalism,…

Comparative analysis of mobile web applications for the main international news agencies: state of the art and preliminary results

This is an abstract from a chapter of a book recently published (reference and a link to the editorial web page, at the end): 1. Object and universe of the study Despite having a key role in digital journalism as content creators (Boyd-Barrett and Rantanen, 1998; Paterson, 2006), news agencies have not been prominent in the…