Track 10. New publishing and scientific communication ways: Electronic edition, digital educational resources, Open Access Repositories and Open Linked Data


Electronic edition or E-edition is a convincing reality in all occidental countries. If scientific journals opened the door, consolidating themselves as irreversible digital paradigms in the academic scope, the scientific monographs, and also the most commercial ones, have started a way that is holding on gradually after many years with contradictory signals in which ones advances and backwards were linked to the technological successes and failures. The international reports and studies confirm this situation. The e-books production and demand growth ratio has increased a 20% approximately in last years.

In academic scope, e-edition in general and e-books as specific case actually are the most natural and usual way to reach the final users. Thus, the user, as the final link of the editorial chain, is a very significant and critical element for every product introduction, and they are showing a growing receptivity degree regarding the new editorial media and products. The surveys developed by Springer, Publishers Communication Groups, Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER), the Joint Information Systems Committee, etc. confirm this assumption. The survey respondents in different contexts are manifesting a great and increasing interest about electronic formats just in order to make digital documentation searches oriented in both academic and recreational reading areas. Besides, these surveys are presenting also an increasing and definitive use of the digital media for the next years.

This way, e-edition has been consolidated as the most natural option in the consumer practices of a significant amount of citizens, both in academic and general-interest scopes. Therefore, the educational proposals according to this new scientific communication media are more usual right now, making easier the accessibility, the mobility and the online reading.

Open Access (OA) is still a new concept. Last February 2012 was the 10th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), the first public declaration about OA and its infrastructure through the combination of two methods: Gold Open Access, allowing researchers to publish in OA journals, and Green Open Access, allowing researches to place their previously published works in OA repositories with the aim these will be open accessed and reused.

As consequence of the knowledge OA development, and also due to a most implication of the Governments and Institutions regarding OA policies, a very significant increase of OA resources has been achieved through journals and repositories. This rising of the free accessible knowledge and also of the virtual emplacements to store the open resources has caused an improvement of the tools, techniques and, specially, interoperability among repositories, all of them designed to offer solutions in a new complex and decentralized technological ecosystem. This way, the number of OA repositories has increased and they become in a key element of the eResearching infrastructure.


  • E-edition in academic context
  • E-reading systems: devices and applications for researching and learning
  • Main educational models with digital contents: open access systems and proprietary solutions
  • The Use of Social Networking in Research
  • Tools and experiences sharing research.
  • Domain metadata (research institutions, cultural memory institutions, education, government, and scientific fields).
  • Open Access Repository Interoperability
  • Interoperability for digital libraries and repositories
  • Interoperability and Linked Data
  • Metadata interoperability and bibliographic platforms

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Session will be composed of fifteen-twenty minutes oral presentations organized in panels with a final discussion with the assistants.

Language: English and Spanish


Paper submission: June 27th, 2014
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Track Scientific Committee

José Antonio Cordón (University of Salamanca, Spain) – Chair
Raquel Gómez Díaz (University of Salamanca, Spain) Co–Chair
Tránsito Ferreras-Fernández (University of Salamanca, Spain) – Co-chair
Araceli García Rodríguez (University of Salamanca, Spain)
José Antonio Merlo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Ana Belén Ríos Hilario (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Carlos Lopes (Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Portugal)

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