Fiesta del libro 2017

Believing so much in reading that it comes true

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Reading can transform everything. This is an idea that I keep turning over in my mind. Like in the story of that king: everything that reading touches is turned, not into gold, but into something much more valuable. But reading is elusive; at first, it may sound even selective, but is not that proud; it is just that reading waits and waits for the best time to change a life. And as soon as it is given the chance because of a moment of boredom, because of a chance encounter, reading enters and gets its way…

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Tips in Writing a Review of Related Literature

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One of the first few parts in writing a research paper is the review of related literature. When I was still a student, this section just intimidates me as it sounded like it requires a lot of reading and writing. True enough, it does. However, the review of related literature anchors your research in the academic field that cradles your research topic…

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Ten Years of Celebration

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Ten years ago, Medellín decided to turn culture into a celebration. While there had been previous unsuccessful attempts to bring together citizens of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds, they were left in the past. Hosting a festival of books would mean a return to the public space and announcing that the streets belong to us all. The new event dedicated to reading would place young readers front and center, with the city investing its best efforts to motivate children and adolescents from local educational institutions…

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visibility and impact

What should I do for my paper to have visibility and impact?

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At the end of 2015, I had the opportunity to participate with two presentations in the event led by CORPOICA in Bogota, Colombia, called I Congress on Scientific Information Edition and Management: Metrics, Databases, and Useful Tools for Information Management. Before providing some important considerations so that authors and editors improve their positioning and scientific productivity, I would like to highlight three very relevant conferences…

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Life is one big festival!

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In September stories from many places around the world arrive in Medellin and settled in the north of the city. They come from cold northern Europe, the warm Mediterranean, the United States and Mexico, Chile and Argentina, Ecuador and Venezuela. Others come from the Caribbean and Pacific and join ours that were born in the Andes Mountains, in the plains, on the coasts, in the savannas. All of them bring a message that the city will read during a ten-day Festival in which reading and life will be the guests of honor…

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De rumiantes

Of ruminants and regurgitation

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For more than a decade, an international movement has been gaining momentum in the academic context: open access. The philosophy of open access is based on an ethical principle: Scientific knowledge is produced not for the benefit of a few—those who can afford it—, but must spread freely, democratically and, now, thanks to technological developments, massively through the Internet…

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