The Role of Information Professionals in the Knowledge Economy

The Role of Information Professionals in the Knowledge Economy : Skills, Profile and a Model for Supporting Scientific Production and Communication

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The Role of Information Professionals in the Knowledge Economy: Skills, Experiences, Practices and Strategies presents the tools that are necessary for the acquisition and development of a scientific culture. The work and profile of the information professional is no longer limited to the world of libraries.

In countries with developing and peripheral economies that are seeking to reduce dependence on knowledge generated by rich countries it is necessary to develop and foster new professional profiles with high expertise in knowledge generation and management in order to support such paradigm shifts.

This comprehensive book presents the case for this paradigm shift and is an ideal resource for information professionals who are interested in new avenues of exploration.
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 250g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128112220
  • 9780128112229

Table of contents

1. Scientific Production in the Knowledge Economy and its Influence in the Competitiveness of Universities and Research Institutions 2. Conceptualization of Scientific Productivity, Production, Dissemination and Communication 3. The New Profile of the Information Professional as a Scientific Production and Communication Manager: Identification of Competencies 4. An Academic Model to Support Scientific Production and Communication
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About Juan D. Machin-mastromatteo

Javier Tarango is a full-time professor and researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua (UACH) in Mexico and is a member of the National Researchers System. He holds a PhD in Education (UACH), a Master's degree in Information Science (Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico), a Master's degree in Organisational Development (Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico), and a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy (UACH). His current lines of research are information literacy and evaluation of scientific production. He has published eight books, 20 book chapters, 38 peer-reviewed and indexed scientific articles, 24 proceedings at length, and 72 papers. He is a peer reviewer for seven scientific journals and 6 academic books. Juan-Daniel Machin-Mastromatteo is a full-time professor and researcher in the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua (UACH) in Mexico and is a member of the National Researchers System. He holds a PhD in Information and Communication Science (Tallinn University, Estonia), a Master's degree in Digital Library Learning (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway; Tallinn University; and Parma University, Italy), and a Bachelor's degree in Library Science (Universidad Central de Venezuela). His lines of research include: informational literacy, evaluation of scientific production, open access, information architecture, and digital libraries. He has published 18 refereed and indexed articles, three books, four book chapters and has presented papers in 26 international conferences; he is an editorial board member in two international scientific journals and a peer reviewer in five.
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