MIAR (MIAR (Matrix of Information for the Analysis of Journals) is a database of scientific journals designed to provide key information for their identification and analysis.
MIAR includes 46,000 publications. Each publication is analysed to determine its presence in databases (WoS, Scopus, DOAJ, etc.) and multidisciplinary repositories. Then, each journal is given a rating based onits dissemination in abstracting and indexing databases and/or in repositories that evaluate periodic publications. As a result, various thresholds can be established to compare the presence of journals on the same subject in different information sources of international relevance.
MIAR is updated twice monthly. It is comprehensive as it shows the visibility of journals in many, varied databases, it is collaborative as comments and contributions can be made, and it is transparent as the algorithm for the ICDS index is public.
MIAR is a support tool for agencies and organisations that want to assess journals, as it includes data on the identification and dissemination of journals that publish the works under evaluation.
PolDoc Hispànic is an online directory of collection management and development plans of Spanish and Latin American scope.
The directory is designed to gather all collection development plans and documentation related to the topic from any public or private information centre (public libraries, school libraries, university libraries, research libraries, national libraries, heritage libraries, specialized documentation centres, etc.), in any language, with public or open access.
The project was initiated with the support of POLDOC, a directory developed in 2004 by the École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (Enssib) coordinated by Bertrand Calenge.
In the medium- to long-term other countries with similar projects are expected to join, to form a cooperative network.
CartasVivas is a free, online audiovisual library of testimonies for knowledge and discussion. The library’s collection is dynamic and will be expanded to portray female thinkers, authors and artists from the twentieth century in CartasVivas series. A CartaViva is an audiovisual portrait constructed from a study of these women and through a dramatic representation by excellent actors. CartasVivas looks at women who played an important role during the twentieth century or actively experienced the social and literary context in Spain or Latin America. It shows their contributions, contradictions, difficulties, successes, errors, lights and shadows. Here you will find very different women who participated in the tense modernity of the twentieth century: voices from history, women’s memory made into image and voice.
How do we work and what is our method? We select significant women and review their works, career and testimonial writing. On this basis, we write a script that sums up their thinking. We see it as a letter from the past to the present. It transmits their voice to the public today. An actor is selected to bring the story to life, and a coherent aesthetic proposal is drawn up for each series of CartasVivas. Students and lecturers work as a team from pre- to post-production. The day of filming is a study day in which we exchange knowledge on the history of women, memory and audiovisual communication. The rest of the time, communication flows between the universities of Barcelona and Exeter so that the final product becomes a solid tool to access the study of our memory.