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Informatio et Scientia. Information Science Research

Numer czasopisma: 1(1)

Rok wydania: 2018

Od redakcji:
Redakcja i Rada Naukowa zapraszają do lektury pierwszego numeru internetowego czasopisma naukowego Informatio et Scientia. Information Science Research. Naszym celem jest stworzenie międzynarodowej platformy nieskrepowanej wymiany idei i rozwoju dyskusji naukowych w dyscyplinie nauka o informacji, a także w problematyce łączącej tę dyscyplinę z cyfrową humanistyką. Dlatego też likwidujemy główne bariery rozwoju komunikacji naukowej.  Publikujemy wszystkie artykuły spełniające kryteria opisane na karcie Wytyczne dla autorów, które uzyskają dwie pozytywne recenzje (lub autorzy uwzględnią zastrzeżenia recenzentów). Stosujemy zasady open access i licencję Creative Commons, nie pobieramy jakichkolwiek opłat od autorów i czytelników.  Pragniemy, by o wartości i przydatności danej pracy decydowali czytelnicy, stad też wszystkich zapraszamy do nadsyłania opinii i recenzji artykułów, które opublikowaliśmy. Prosimy również o przysyłanie informacji o godnych polecenia książkach, konferencjach naukowych oraz zasobach internetowych związanych z nauką o informacji i cyfrową humanistyką. Na artykuły do kolejnego numeru czekamy do 15 września 2018 r. Dziękujemy za współpracę z naszym czasopismem.

The Editors and the Scientific Council invite you to read the first issue of the online journal Informatio et Scientia. Information Science Research. Our goal is to create an international platform of unrestricted exchange of ideas and development of scientific discussions in the discipline of information science, as well as the various aspects combining this discipline with digital humanities. Therefore, we are eliminating the main barriers to the development of scientific communication. We publish all articles that meet the criteria described in the Author Guidelines, which will receive two positive reviews (or the authors will take into account reviewers' objections). We apply the open access principles and the Creative Commons license, we do not charge any fees from authors and readers. We want readers to decide on the value and usefulness of a given work, that is why we also invite all of them to send us opinions and reviews of the articles we have published. Please also send us information about recommendable books, scientific conferences and Internet resources related to the science of information and digital humanities. We are waiting for articles for the next issue until September 15th, 2018. Thank you for cooperation with our journal.

Spis treści:

1. Alina PetrushkaThe Functional Model of Medium of Popular Science Content
2Maria KomovaConceptual approaches to the definition of the term «fact»
3. Veslava OsinskaVisualizing the scientific information nowadays: the problems and challenges
4. Sebastian KotułaRules for implementing open source solutions
5. Suzana Pasanec Preprotić, Gorana PetkovićLearning and Teaching of Bookbinding in Graphic Technology through the context of Quality Assurance in Higher Education
6. Ronaldo Ferreira Araújo, Ariadne Chloë Mary FurnivalInformation science journals in Brazil: Comparative analysis between quality indices and indices of academic and social impact
7. János Fodor, Péter KiszlDeveloping Digital Collections: a Training Model of Digital Humanities Web Projects in Library and Information Science Education
8. We recommend


Słowa kluczowe:
The conceptual model of a medium of popular science content was implemented with consideration of its functional features. The algorithm of development, the architectonics peculiarities, the representation forms of designed model involve to take into account the requirements for the functioning of a modern competitive information product.
The purpose of creating the conceptual model of medium of popular science content is implementation of the concept of mass media, which will ensure compliance with such system of interconnected requirements: presentation of scientific content in popular form; segmentation of the purpose-oriented audience; achievement of commercial success of the project; availability of an evolutionary perspective.
During the research, the following methods of scientific knowledge were used: comparative-historical, analytical methods of classification and grouping, methods of modelling, foresight and SWOT-analysis, descriptive method. The comparative-historical method was used to analyze and systematize data on the formation and development of popular science content; classification and grouping – to specify the thematic and typological features of popular science content; the method of comparison – to identify the common and distinctive features of different models of medium of popular science content; descriptive method – for presenting and substantiating the research results. The basis of the concept of modelling the medium of popular science content is the opinion that the successful functioning and competitiveness of the content medium is the result of strategic design as a mechanism of social management. The use of foresight methodology in the development of the conceptual model of a medium of popular science content gave the opportunity to take full account of the features of its stylistic and typological characteristics, based on the potential of integration of journalistic skills, innovative marketing and information technology.
The creativity has the highest potential because of ability to strengthen all the basic principles: both during the formation (modification) of the creative concept, and during the formation and development of informative and artistic content, and during the implementation of convergence processes. This testifies that a creative approach is a necessary component of success in all areas of the functioning of a medium of popular science content, because it is directed to design original, innovative forms and methods of journalistic art, which in its integrated summary is capable to generate a qualitatively new mass-media product.
popular science content, information resource, mass media, social communication, strategic planning,
Different significant features, which correlate with the word «fact», are actualized through the peculiarities of the notional system of different branches of scientific knowledge. There is no single common scientific interpretation of the term «fact». The purpose of the research is to investigate the semantic structure of the term «fact», to formulate and substantiate its definition. Definition wording of the social-communication term «fact» involves identifying its taxonomic relations: the place of the notion among other notions and semantic (hierarchical, causal-consequential) connections between them, realized through the logical systematic of the notion. To detect essence of the notion of «fact» should be investigated universal properties and relations of objective realization forms of this phenomenon– the general structures which build categorical scheme.
The theoretical and methodological basis of the research consist of scientific theories and concepts which form the fundamental scientific positions in philosophy, social communication, mass media, terminology. The philosophical theory of cognition generates factual concepts by studying the processes of obtaining knowledge about the essence of things, natural and social phenomena. The basic platforms of philosophical generalizations concerning the epistemological nature of the facts include: correlation of objective reality and language; dependence of human cognitive activity and language creation; the relations of objective reality and judgments about it. The social and communication aspects of the factual concepts are focused on the investigation of the functional characteristics of the fact in mass media creativity and editing, correlation of the fact with the objective reality and human consciousness. Specificity of the study requires the use of basic notions of the theory of the term, application of methods for terminological analysis: analysis of the semantic structure of the term «fact»; detection of the term relevance to the requirements of uniqueness and accuracy; establishment of the term signifies; categorical analysis of the notion.
By creating a system of knowledge about the essence of the fact it is possible to provide modeling of social-communication term «fact»: the establishment of significant properties, connections and relations, allocated in notions definitions which are related with notion of the fact by generic-species relations: genitive notion – fact, specific notions – phenomena, processes, events. The semantic structure of species notions includes the meaning of «changing a particular object». This changing is a factor of the cognitive process and their transference to the consumer of information by means of social communications is a component of the knowledge management system since it is conscious and purposeful. Comparison of the logical relations between notion of «fact» and notions, which are connected to it by causal-consequential relations, is relevant. Social-communication notion of «fact» has close causal-consequential relations with the notion of «information»: the fact is an origin of information in a diversity of interpretation versions. Changes in space and time lead to appearance as a consequence of, which is reproduced by sign equivalents of a particular sign system.
Conducted research makes it possible to conclude that for the social communications sphere we consider the following scientific definition to be reasonable: the fact is an obvious change of the objective reality in space and time, objectified and interpreted by the system of social communications for human cognitive activity. The fact reveals a complex, systemic phenomenon, realized in space and time and manifests in the triad of interconnected and interdependent signs, which have epistemological, dialectic, social and communicative aspects.
fact definition, mass media, social communication,
In recent years, a comparably fresh research field — information visualization has become commonly available for the researchers of all specialities. Information or knowledge maps play a role of an interface for the analysis and intensive study of scientific community and knowledge domains development. The popularity of visualization techniques and interdisciplinary framework has resulted in many problems that have not been solved since the field had emerged. The article introduces the instrumental problems and challenges in this field. Exposing the functions information visualization allows to understand the difficulties and barriers within the whole visualizing process. A particular example of insight into the Polish science map is considered in the context of a new knowledge.
information visualization, visualization problems, science maps, Infovis,
For more than thirty years, there has been free software on the market, and for about twenty years there also have been open source software, and even also under a common name free and open source software. Terminological diversity, ignorance of the definition of the said categories of software, common ideas associated with them, as well as poor understanding of the free and/or open source software on the market may negatively affect the consumer’s decisions regarding the implementation of these IT solutions in their own businesses.
Therefore, it was decided to indicate and discuss the selection criteria that should be followed by the user, who decided to implement open source solutions in any activity in almost every sphere where computer software is used. The focus is only on open source software, which provides greater freedom of use also in commercial activities. The indicated selection criteria were established on the basis of scientific and journalistic publications as well as personal experience while working with this type of software.
As a result, a universal set of criteria was presented, including the following: functionality, usability, realization/interface, availability/distribution method, documentation, licensing practice, source code, ease of personalization, ease of implementation, price/cost, reliability, opportunities, market penetration, community/support, pedigree, software development model, error/problem list, target, cross-platform, interoperability, modularity.
The user interested in using them can freely choose among them those, which in his opinion are the most crucial in a given consignment or can be guided by all of them, and even expanded, adding further, if necessary.
Finally, the given set of criteria was used when evaluating one of the distribution of Ubuntu, which is DigitLab (digitization laboratory).
open source, implementation of software, the rules of choice of software, universal selection criteria;,
This research was realized within the Bookbinding course during one semester. The purpose was to evaluate the quality of teaching process through the collaborate principle of learning. For evaluation, survey and questionnaire were used. This evaluation has put emphasis on students’ critical thinking about teaching process quality, including different teaching environments. At the end of a semester, students completed the evaluation survey and questionnaire form for two teachers, for the one who holds theoretical lessons and for the other one who holds practical lessons. The Bookbinding course curriculum was presented to students at the first theoretical lesson. Students were given precise instructions about all lessons in a timetable, together with all their obligations and expectations through a semester. The research showed that students prefer to collaborate teaching process and that critical system ensures students and learning environment development. They are actively engaged in solving meaningful problems throughout social network model of thinking. In addition, students’ comments and suggestions could stimulate teachers to improve their teaching and learning processes based on critical thinking.
bookbinding engineering, collaborative teaching process, critical thinking, learning outcome, evaluation survey, evaluation questionnaire,
This paper aims to profile Brazilian Information Science journals and compare their quality and impact indicators, be these traditional or altmetrics indicators. It is an exploratory and descriptive research, with quantitative analysis of 23 journals, analysed in accordance with their Qualis (2013-6) assessment, their h and g indices from Google Scholar Metrics and their altmetrics data from Facebook for the period 2011 to 2016. The Qualis assessment was obtained from the Sucupira Platform, the indices from Harzing’s Publish or Perish, and the altmetrics through the Facebook Application Programming Interface (API). The results show that the journals were created between 1972 and 2011, that they are edited by universities and that the most adopted frequency of publication is biannual (52%), followed by quarterly (39%). Regarding the national quality indicator Qualis, 73% of the journals fall within the higher stratum of B1 to A1. Regarding impact, 30.4% of the journals have an h-index greater than 10, and only 13% have a g-index greater than 20. Regarding their altmetrics, 34.7% have a Facebook altmetric value greater than 1,000 interactions. It can be concluded that the position of the journals vary if applied to the Qualis assessment system, the h and g indices and Facebook altmetrics. The journal that displays the greatest coincidence between the national index, and those of Google Scholar Metrics and the Facebook altmetrics was Encontros Bibli which is classed as Qualis A2, h-index 11 and g-index 17, and 2,261 interactions on Facebook.
scientific communication, bibliometrics, altmetrics, information science journals, impact indicators,
Creating content providing systems and programming database connections, queries, and complex web platforms are primarily the tasks of information technology. However, the professional and content-related preparation of service engineering and the customisation and effective use of content providing systems belong to the librarians’ competences and therefore constitute an interdisciplinary area of our training. The so called Content Development Working Group of the Institute of Library and Information Science of the Faculty of Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University has, therefore, had a dual purpose since the mid-2000s. On the one hand, it involves future librarians in projects yielding tangible outcomes for the professional community, thus helping the students acquire competences relating to various aspects of the librarian profession through motivating and creative work. On the other hand, the working group studies and analyses the instruments of content provision, especially network-based information services. The results obtained through joint research and the display platform created are also published as a complex project, thus introducing students into the network-based forms of research support and scientific information provision. As an integral part of a modern librarian’s duties is to inform social media users of existing digital collections, within the framework of the programme we also test the effectiveness of libraries’ social media presence through short excerpts of our sample projects. Bearing all the above in mind, this paper aims to provide a detailed description of (1) the content development projects, (2) the experimental research projects and (3) the collaborative projects of the Content Development Working Group devised to enhance trainee librarians’ interdisciplinary competences. The study also highlights how the outcomes of the projects are integrated into the disciplinary (BA and MA) degree programmes of the Institute. To demonstrate the broader context of the undertaking, the study also includes a short section on the educational aspects of e-books and e-publishing and presents some of the internationally recognised results, the international connections and the future plans of the Centre for Digital Humanities founded in the Institute in 2017.
library and information science, librarian training, content development, collections management, digital literacy, local history, digital humanities,


information science, digital humanities, books, conferences, web resources,