Publications by English title: letter S

Safeguarding the documentary heritage of humanity

In a world where emphasis is placed on speed, and where everything is becoming increasingly confused and hurried, we have to take the time to conserve the images of those things defining our roots, our past and our exis tence. To this end, in 1992, UNESCO launched the “Memory of the World” Programme.

Safety guide for journalists: a handbook for reporters in high-risk environments

The Safety Guide for Journalists issued by Reporters Without Borders is aimed at providing guidelines and practical advice for all those who risk running into an enemy of press freedom on a street corner or on a deserted road. Such a situation can quickly test the difference between a happy-go-lucky journalist who set off unprepared and a reporter who packed the right survival kit of experience and equipment.

Scholarly communications

Researchers, scholars and scientists’ main business is scholarly communication. However, the term gained popularity only in the 1970s, as access to peer reviewed and scholarly communication became difficult. This module has four units covering introduction to scholarly communication, peer reviewed journals, electronica journals and databases, and the serials crisis. At the end of this module, the learner is expected to be able to explain philosophy, mission, and objectives of scholarly communication, describe the process and different channels of scholarly communication, and discuss its dysfunction.

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SciELO: 15 Years of Open Access: an analytic study of Open Access and scholarly communication

Open Access has been recognized as an implicit agenda to deal with the knowledge challenge in the future. The unique stakeholder composition of UNESCO gives it a privileged position to act as a go-between the existing knowledge-divide between countries, and to identify good practices in this area. With over 1.0 million hits per day, the SciELO Network has been a beacon to spread scientific knowledge contained in journals and books. This publication on SciELO has been prepared with the aim to document a best practice of Open Access Publication. It is the first case study of this kind, which appreciates the positive contribution of SciELO and, hopefully, will provide others with an excellent example to follow.

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Science in the information society

The preparations for the World Summit on the Information Society have undoubtedly enhanced awareness among governments of the important role science and engineering play in building the information society and in contributing to the development of a knowledge society.

Securing a place for a language in cyberspace

Cyberspace is open to all languages of the world, since its infrastructure is not subject to a central authority which can decide how it should be used. In writing this article, the author tried to give an answer to the following question: how to ensure that a language which is poorly endowed in linguistic and/or information technology (IT) resources, not to mention human resources, may find its proper place in cyberspace and be active there?

Sharing your work in open access

This is the last Module of the course on Open Access for researchers. The two units in this Module aim to help you share your work in Open Access through repositories and journals in order to be able to understand the publication process involved in dissemination of scholarly works; to choose appropriate Open Access journals and repositories for sharing research results; and to use social media to promote personal research work and build reputation.

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Sistema de gestão da qualidade aplicado ao jornalismo: uma abordagem inicial

Quality management systems applied to journalism: an initial approach is part of the Communication and Information Debates series, produced by UNESCO’s Brasilia Office. The output of a study developed in cooperation with the Brazilian National Net of Press Observatories (Renoi), this title stresses the need for quality indicators for Brazilian media companies.

Social transformation in an information society: rethinking access to you and the world

The Internet, World Wide Web, mobile cell phones, digital television, and numerous other new electronic information and communication technologies (ICTs) are opening fresh pathways for transforming the way we live, work, learn and communicate. A strategic opening, redirecting, or closing of opportunities is central to the bringing of diverse and substantial social and economic benefits to people across the globe.

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Status of Research on the Information Society

While it is true that ″the information society″ is a frequently heard concept and an expression in common use, the reality to which it refers is complex, and subject to many possible interpretations. What, then, can we say about the studies which attempt to define its outlines? Their immense diversity results not only from the variety of communication media in existence, but also from the multiplicity of issues for analysis, and finally, of course, from the research objectives and methods adopted.

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Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists

This manual provides a guide to basic methods and techniques of investigative journalism, and it consciously fills a gap in the literature of the profession. The majority of investigative manuals devote a lot of space to the subject of where to find information. They assume that once a reporter finds the information he or she seeks, he or she will be able to compose a viable story.

Strategy framework for promoting ICT literacy in the Asia-Pacific region

This paper targets individuals and organizations engaged in providing ICT literacy education. It offers an analysis of ICT usage in Asia-Pacific countries and defines measures for promoting ICT literacy development in the region.

Strengthening the contribution of media for a future of sustainable development

The IPDC is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks an accord to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media in developing countries.

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