The Role of Information Professionals in the Knowledge Economy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128112229, 9780128112236

The Role of Information Professionals in the Knowledge Economy

1st Edition

Skills, Profile and a Model for Supporting Scientific Production and Communication

Authors: Javier Tarango Juan Machin-Mastromatteo
eBook ISBN: 9780128112236
Paperback ISBN: 9780128112229
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 18th May 2017
Page Count: 148
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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.

Key Features

  • Promotes the idea that an information professional is the right person to offer support in the knowledge economy
  • Provides guidance on how to provide and develop a scientific culture in an institution
  • Identifies information competencies that are important for information managers in scientific communication
  • Redefines the profile of professional information graduates and identifies this new skillset as a job opportunity


Teachers and researchers from universities and research centers, information professionals (librarians, information brokers, etc.), undergraduate, masters and doctorate students in the discipline of library science, people interested in scientific communication, knowledge managers

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 the Author

Javier Tarango

Javier Tarango is a full-time professor and researcher in the Universidad Autónoma 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Autonomous University of Chihuahua

Juan Machin-Mastromatteo

Juan-Daniel Machin-Mastromatteo is a full-time professor and researcher in the Universidad Autónoma 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies

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