DigiDoc is a transdisciplinary group, which covers many aspects and methodologies of research applied to the many aspects of digital communication. It is our aim to understand how the digital revolution is changing both social communication and information studies. We aim at contribute to a number of  strategic areas of significant social and economic impact, including: 

• Information Studies: It is the original field of knowledge and  expertise of our group. We focus especially on SEO. 

• Information Behaviour: This is the newest line, devoted to  understand the implication of digital communication and information seeking behaviour in the developing  of digital literacy skills.

• Digital Arts and Interaction: Traditionally, we had a research line  dedicated to interactive communication; now, we have included the digital arts as well. 

• Intellectual Property and Digital Media: We investigate especially  copyright and online journalism, but we also contemplate some other aspects related to the legal implications of the digital revolution to the field of  the intellectual property. 

• Digital Humanities: This line is specialized in communication history, where we study how digital communication is modifying the way we do research on the  humanities. 

• Inequality in the Digital World: In this research line we wonder how income inequality (and other related inequalities) are  reflected in the digital media and networks. Especially we study how the digital divide might affect the way in which people access to digital  information.

 

Inequality in the Digital World 

Head: Javier Díaz-Noci 

The focus of this line is on how economic inequality is  affecting the quality of digital information and the access of  people to it depending of their income level and expertise.  We also are concerned about how inequality is reflected in  the digital media, to improve our knowledge on what income  inequality is and what is (and can be) the contribution of  communication to such an important social debate. It is our  intention to publish a report of every meeting freely  accessible on the web, as well as some other working  documents that could be produced by the members of the  team. 

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Information Studies 

Head: Lluís Codina 

The Digital Documentation working group focuses on projects  and activities related to web publishing and digital formats,  especially in the field of social communication, and applied to  journalism, social communication and advertising. 

Characteristic areas of work of the Digital  

Documentation group are:

  • Web Positioning and Visibility
  • Website Quality
  • Information Architecture
  • Academic SEO
  • SEO / SEM
  • Information Search and Retrieval
  • Data Analysis and Information Visualization
  • Digital Formats in Digital News Media 

In general, issues related to the application of Information  Science to the different dimensions of social communication. 

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Digital Arts and Interaction

New Media Studies and Digital Literacy

Intellectual property and Digital Media

Digital Humanities