CV: Maria R. Osuna Alarcón, Senior Lecturer at the University of Salamanca since the 1994-95 academic year until today. She began her professional activity in the Archivo General de Indias. Before to her teaching activity, she has also worked at the Carlos III University Library in Madrid and the European Parliament Documentation Service in Luxembourg. She launched the Library of the Institute of Iberoamerica from the University of Salamanca (USAL), as responsible of this.
Graduated in Geography and History and Graduated in Information Science, in the year 2000 she got her doctorate with a thesis on The Information Systems of International Organizations. Her research activity has gone in parallel to her teaching in the Department of Library Science and Documentation at the University of Salamanca:
- Documentary Analysis and Repository management with XML;
- Information Society and Information Policies;
- Bibliographic Heritage and Digital Humanities are her research objects.
She has been a visiting professor at several universities for short stays. In 2012, she was a visiting professor in the Information Studies Department of the University College London (UCL) for a school year. She is currently coordinating a teaching project to disseminate digital materials from the United Nations Library in New York.
She has been director of the Official Master’s Degree in Digital Information Systems of the Faculty of Translation and Documentation of the University of Salamanca. (2014-2017). In this master’s degree, she launched the Seminar on Digitalization.
As a member of Committee 50, AENOR Documentation, she has been responsible for the coordination of the translation of the UNE ISO 5127 standard (Information and Documentation, Foundation and Vocabulary, ISO 5127), on Vocabulary of Information and Documentation and has formed working group part of the translation of the ISO 690 standard on Elaboration of Bibliographic References (Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources, ISO 690).
She is also responsible for the translation of the GLISC standard (Guidelines for the production of scientific and technical reports: how to write and distribute gray literature) recoverable in GreyGuide Repository.
She is a member of the Institute of Science and Technology of the USAL and is currently part of a research project of the CSIC on scientific culture, perception and attitudes to science and innovation in the Spanish business sector: www.culturacientificaempresarial.es
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