Issue 2 (2006)

Published Issues

Issue 7 (2008) Issue 7 of UOC PAPERS includes the inaugural lecture for the academic year 2008-2009 in which Alfonso Vegara looks at urban planning and its implications in a globalised world. This issue also focuses on web science. The dossier coordinated by Julià Minguillón has contributions from Daniel Riera, Wendy Hall and Kieron O'Hara, and the coordinator himself. In the miscellany section, J. Alberich and A. Roig analyse the social and cultural implications of the use of free software and open-source audiovisual resources; E. Salas looks back at the evolution of cyber-feminism, and E. Ortoll, A. López, J. Cobarsí, M. Garcia and A. Canals analyse social capital as a source of competitive intelligence at universities.
Issue 6 (2008) Issue 6 of UOC Papers presents an open research initiative (M. Lytras, M. Á. Sicilia). The dossier focuses on analysing the changes that ICT have brought to employment and salaries (coordinated by Joan Torrent-Sellens). It includes contributions from P. Ficapal-Cusí, Á. Díaz-Chao, E. González-Rodrigo and J. Sainz-González, as well as the coordinator himself. In the miscellany section, A. Oliver and C. Borrell present their experience in working in a multilingual virtual classroom, from the point of view of the technology, and J. L. Travieso and J. Planella take a critical look at digital literacy as a factor for social integration. The issue is completed with a review of Carme Adán's book Feminismo y conocimiento by M. A. Huertas and a selection of recently published works on the knowledge society.
Issue 5 (2007) Issue 5 of UOC Papers contains the inaugural lecture for the UOC's academic year 2007-2008 from William J. Mitchell (MIT) about intelligent cities. This same theme is the focus for the dossier entitled "Cities in the information society" coordinated by R. Ribera-Fumaz, Pep Vivas and Francesc González. It includes contributions from Sara González, Óscar López and the coordinators themselves. The review section looks at books on blogs, technofeminism and videogames as a key element in self-directed learning.
Issue 4 (2007) The central article in the fourth issue is a reflection by Raine Koskimaa on literature and its teaching in the digital era. Accompanying this article are Laura Borràs' work on the new conception of literary studies in the EHES, and Joan-Elies Adell's bibliographic review of literature and technology. A second thematic focus of this issue is the "Health interventions on the internet" dossier, coordinated by Eulàlia Hernández and Beni Gómez-Zúñiga: it comprises a series of works that offer a range of reflections and experiences of action in the field of healthcare with the aim of highlighting how the emergence of the Internet in this field has changed the practices of professionals and users of the service.
Issue 3 (2006) Learning to live together is the title chosen by Mustapha Cherif for the inaugural lecture for the UOC's academic year 2006-2007, which is published alongside a foreword by the rector Imma Tubella and a counterpoint from Xavier Rubert de Ventós. This lecture opens the 3rd issue of UOC Papers, which also includes the following articles: “Optimum online shopping and surfing experiences”, by Inma Rodríguez; “Does persuasive communication constitute the communicative paradigm of the knowledge society?”, by Ferran Lalueza; “The Barcelona model of e-administration: adoption and institutionalisation”, by José Ramón Rodríguez; “The influence of the knowledge society on the modernisation of the Public Administration”, by J. Á. Martínez, P. Lara-Navarra and P. Beltrán; and The 2.0 teacher: teaching and research from the Web, by I. Peña, C. Córcoles and C. Casado. The issue is completed with two reviews: one of them about Bruno Latour's work Reassembling the Social. An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory, by Eduard Aibar; and the other one is about J. Hawkins and S. Blakeslee's On Intelligence, by Salvador Climent.
Issue 2 (2006) The central article analyses the use of Creative Commons licences as an alternative to copyright. This is followed by two critical reviews of the proposals of Sherry Turkle, on the one hand, and the empirical contribution of Jorgenson, Ho and Stiroh, on the other. The summary is completed by a brace of articles, one on the network company and the other on the criteria of Linux migration in local administrations. Finally, the review section ends with references to the books by Ilana Snyder and Bruce Kasanoff.
Issue 1 (2006) This issue is opened by the article “Reading and literacy in the information society”, by César Coll, this issue also includes the following works: “The legal framework and business opportunities for free software”, by Jordi Mas; “Digital Administration: a new way to manage public administration information”, by Manuel Sanromà; “Collaborative filtering: the socio-technical dimension of virtual communities”, by Adolfo Estalella; and “ The photographic image in the knowledge and digital communication society”, by Víctor Renobell. It also comprises two reviews, the first one, by David Megías, is about the book The Success of Open Source, written by Steven Weber; the other one, by Rosa Borge, is about the book Bowling Together: Online Public Engagement in Policy Deliberation, written by S. Coleman and J. Gøtze. Finally, there is a selection of books published in 2004, related to the main topics of UOC PAPERS.
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