Propensity to Use an Aerial Data Collection Device in Agricultural Research Book Chapter

Propensity to Use an Aerial Data Collection Device in…

The access to information as a success factor in areas of human activity gains relevance with the intensive adoption of ICT. An important sector such as agriculture cannot be left out of this phenomenon.

The results obtained in agricultural research show an increasing dependence on the intensive use of data, with a bigger volume and variety, origin in different environments, and through different technologies.

The objective of this study is to categorize the possibilities of using Aerial Data Collection Device described in agriculture academic studies, to understand how these devices are being used in research carried out by Brazilian universities.

The research is limited to the results of the thesis and dissertations between the years 2015 and 2017, considering the graduate programs of the USP, UNICAMP, and UNESP. Five categories were defined regarding the propensity for the use of Aerial Data Collection Devices: Soil Diagnosis, Plant Diagnosis, Management of Grazing Areas, Crop Management, and Hydrographic Monitoring.

It was identified that more research is needed to reflect on how science can help its application in this strategic productive sector.


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Digital Culture, Remote Education and Pandemic: Report from the…

The purpose of this report is to present in an analytical way the data collected by the research instrument designed to understand the problems that the academic community of the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) faces in the process of developing its teaching activities through the establishment of the Education Regime. Emergency Remote Education (ERE).


  • Fernando de Assis Rodrigues
  • Gilberto Gomes Cândido
  • Cristian Berrío Zapata

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Pandemic, Family Farming and Information and Communication Technologies: research…

This editorial reflects on an event that marked the year 2020. The moment is of a pandemic, which brought up challenges already faced in history, but with an extra spice – the interrelation of People, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Perhaps this milestone has driven or even consolidated, a trend that has already been penetrating the social fabric since the “universalization” of digital devices and the Internet, called by Castells (1999) as the Information Society.


  • Fábio Mosso Moreira
  • Fernando de Assis Rodrigues

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Funcionamento do Blockchain do Bitcoin Paper

Archival Science and Blockchain: theoretical discussion about opportunities and…

Blockchain has characteristics that can contribute to archival activities related to the security of digital documents, although it was a technology created to solve problems of financial transactions. This research aims to identify the opportunities and barriers presented by Blockchain, especially to examine the challenges that this technology can bring to Archival Science.

This bibliographic research has a qualitative and quantitative approach, carried out through the analysis of scientific communications published in journals and conference proceedings available in Google Scholar, SciELO, and Web of Science knowledge bases. The data was collected during April and May 2019. Among the 108 publications collected, 57 were discarded because they did not meet the defined criteria. A total of 51 publications were analyzed, among which 12 were identified with topics related to the area of ​​knowledge studied. After applying the research quality criterion, 5 publications were selected to be analyzed.

About the opportunities offered by Blockchain, the integrity of digital documents and access to information are among the most addressed issues. On the other hand, the time lag to register information, technological obsolescence, and privacy issues are among the challenges to adopt Blockchain. It is concluded that Blockchain may is an important asset for Archival Science not only to ensure the authenticity of the documents but also to optimize and maintain security in the processing and storage of digital archival documents. However, it is paramount to discuss in more depth about long-term preservation, information privacy, and user privacy.


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