Category: Press Release

What are the historical relationships in the Library and Information Sciences in the Brazilian scientific production?

Research discusses the historical and epistemological questions between Librarianship and Information Sciences present in the Brazilian scientific production indicating common themes and concepts. This is a qualitative, exploratory, bibliographic and with no chronological delimitation research. Results point to the necessity of deepened theories in the thematic. Read More →

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

In contemporary society, people are confronted with events that threaten social order, such as terrorist attacks, wars and economic crises. Such events have been giving rise to conspiracy theories, which can be defined as explanatory beliefs used to understand the actions of groups or organizations that unite in a secret agreement and try to reach a hidden goal, which is perceived as illegal or malicious. Read More →

The redesign of digital health information environments: A necessary and urgent humanization

Study propose a redesign for digital health information environments from the perspective of the convergences between Information Science and Information Design focusing on microcephaly conditions. The recommendations are justified by the improvement on information communication and access, the search results and the qualification of the people involved in the interactions. Read More →

University library (dis)building strategies for the inclusion of users with special needs

The study aimed to diagnose inclusive practices in Brazilian and Portuguese university libraries, particularly regarding the role of an accessible campus in the inclusion of users with special needs. Through online questionnaire applied to the directors, the conclusion is that the libraries have no accessible infrastructure to promote the inclusion of these users. Read More →

The experience of libraries with metadata can help in the management of companies

Metadata are usual elements for libraries, to catalog your collection and to data processing, so as to structure systems and websites. But it can also be used by enterprises to manage business information. Those are called business metadata, and it’s the subject a paper part of a PhD research in Information Science in Unesp. Read More →

What professors and students think about stimulating creativity in graduate education?

The goals of graduate education are to generate creative researchers and to produce knowledge that offers original contributions because the society relies on innovative ideas to survive and move forward. The study investigated what professors and students think about the extent to which creativity has been stimulated and developed in graduate education. Read More →

Can schizophrenia be prevented?

Schizophrenia is one of the most severe and disabling mental disorders and its effective treatment remains challenging. Patients often present devastating impacts in their quality of life and the disorder diagnosis commonly evokes a corrosive pessimism even among health professionals. The article reviews the history of the debates around this possible prevention. Read More →

Agency and Rationality as Objects of Philosophical Enquiry

MANUSCRITO brings a new selection of essays dedicated to questions about rationality and agency collecting contributions by some of the most important contemporary philosophers in the field. Many of them were first presented at a conference on the same topics held at the Center for Logic and Epistemology (CLE) of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in June 2018. Read More →

Co-word analysis applied to highly cited papers in Library and Information Science (2007-2017)

The conceptual structure in the category Library Science and Information Science of Web of Science, in the period 2007-2017, is identified, using the analytical tool Essential Science Indicators (ESI). Based on highly cited papers, the methodology consisted in the application of co-words analysis and multivariate analysis techniques and visualization through science mapping. Read More →

The organization of the knowledge of humanity is fundamental for the survival of Society

We study the theoretical intersections between foundational authors on classification and indexing that helped developing the theoretical-methodological framework of knowledge organization. We highlight and analyze the theoretical convergences of Harris, Dewey, Cutter, Otlet, Kaiser, and Ranganathan to clarify the historical and theoretical contributions to the epistemological foundations of knowledge organization. Read More →