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.
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.