University of Barcelona, Spain


The University of Barcelona is the principal centre of university research at Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity. The team part of the consortium constitutes a research group integrated at Faculty of Library and Information Science. Its graduates have established direct paths into information management and documentation within organizations large and small, and are now playing significant professional roles in the recordkeeping of a growing multitude of online products and projects, including websites, intranets, digital publications and resource directories.

Task (within the project): 

The participation of UB’s research group in the project’s development is transversal and is involved in all work packages; but it is lead party of work package #1 Global design and coordination of module designs.

Expertise (selection):

  • 2008-2009: Project: “Success critical factors for the implantation of communities of practice in Public administration” funded by the School of Public Administration of Catalunya.
  • 2005-2006: Project “Content and Knowledge Management Systems” funded by the Agency of University and Research Support of Catalunya (AGAUR).
  • 2003-2005: Project “Taxonomy for Knowledge Organization in Information Society” funded by Biblioteca Digital de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
  • 2002-2004: Project “Knowledge Assets Identification and Methodologies of Implementation in Organizational Knowledge Management” funded by Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
  • 2002-2003: Project “Campus Information System for students in Spanish Universities: characterization and análisis” funded by Ministerio de Educación.
  • 2000-2002: Project LAGNIKS (Latin-American Government Network on Information and Knowledge Systems) funded by United Nations Development Programme NDP at UN and Generalitat de Catalunya.

Profile of staff: 

The work of UB’s research group is focussed on some of the diverse aspects (conceptual, semantic, epistemological, and practical) related to the subject of Information Science and Knowledge Management; and, in a particular way, on information visualization and architecture as well as collaborative environments development.