Expanded Publication in Thesis and Dissertations context

The objective of this research is to study aspects involved in the context of Enhanced Publication, especially for the cases of Thesis and Dissertations and the several documents that come to compose the new spectrum of elements of these results, providing subsidies for the development of a conceptual base that supports proposals of structures for the collection, storage and retrieval of this new set of documents that compose them, based on concepts already established in Information Science.

The methodology used was the exploratory and descriptive methodological triangulation, composed of (i) an identification of a theoretical reference, through a bibliographic survey on Portuguese, of studies available in the Google Scholar and SciELO databases about Enhanced Publications and results in Google Search, (ii) an analysis of requirements, using the phases and goals from the Data Life Cycle for Information Science (CVD), and (iii) a case study from the document sets of dissertations and thesis in Information Science Graduate Program of UNESP – São Paulo State University.

The results of this research are demonstrated in requirements analysis form, based on the use of graphs to elaborate of relations between the documents of the Enhanced Publication; and requirements in the collection, storage, and retrieval phases.

It is concluded that, explicit the requirements of the collection, storage, and retrieval phases, more concerns begin to show in the way in which the Enhanced Publications will be presented at the moment of the implementation of functionalities, such as the requirements for explicit aspects about privacy, as well as a greater detailing and explanation of actions in this area, and the delimitation required elements for the publication of Enhanced Publications.

Keywords: Enhanced Publication. Data. Thesis. Dissertation. Information Science.

Authors

  1. Fernando de Assis Rodrigues
  2. Ricardo César Gonçalves Sant’Ana

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Viewing by parliamentary affinities between data votes in Brazilian senate

The expansion of citizen participation in the public sphere depends directly on access information on the performance of elected representatives, especially with regard to their voting decisions during their terms. The Information Science can assist in this process, proposing and evaluating models of access to such information that may be obtained from data to be provided by the official websites from legislative, in levels federal, state and municipal.

We proposed in this paper to analyze the process of collecting and using data about votes of senators in order to promote the use of this model in other spheres.