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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).

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  • 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.

Authors

  • 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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Translate Data Term to everyday

Data, data, and more data. Data from all sides, news, opinions, decisions, and even when we try to build a perception of the most different issues, data are used to support the main concepts involved.

The participation of data in our daily lives is not new. We have always relied on them to establish our perception of the world and the construction of opinions and decision making. However, more and more available, data became part of everyone’s daily life and in all spheres of action. Every day we are put in contact with information based on data and, with them gaining increasing prominence, we are impelled to try to understand what it is about. But it is not always an easy task, there are many ‘DATA-something- something’ defining concepts that contain other concepts related to what we can do with the data.

This flood of citations to the term ‘DATA’ has been growing exponentially: there are posts, news, articles, books, and everyone bringing ‘DATA-something-something’ as if everyone had an obligation to know the meaning of these concepts.

Many of these concepts come from real situations and result from factors that technological advances provide, while others are defined by companies (the so famous buzzwords). One issue that emerges from this scenario is that often used as a sales pitch, these concepts end up receiving connotations that overlap with the denoting senses.

In this sense, a selection of concepts that permeate the question of data is presented, especially those that have a direct relation to the use of data in digital informational environments. The concepts were selected based on the criterion of a greater presence in publications, especially books, and, in the end, we present an example of using data to illustrate exactly this question of the presence of the term ‘DATA’ in books. It is worth remembering that they are simplified definitions of each of the concepts, and that they aimed at an overview of each term, but that allows the reader to position himself when he finds the so-called ‘DATA-something-something’.

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