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ARQUERO AVILES, Rosario; MARCO CUENCA, Gonzalo; COBO SERRANO, Silvia  and  RAMOS SIMON, L. Fernando. Practice and innovation communities: learning to take action in the field of Library and Documentation Science. Investig. bibl [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.63, pp.193-222. ISSN 2448-8321.

This study aims to provide guidelines for designing, creating and developing a Community of Practice (CoP) in the area Library and Documentation Science. Such a CoP offers the potential of bringing together persons with shared interests and objectives who can reap real benefits through the generation of shared knowledge. The paper presents a case study involving an educational project with master degree candidates in the Documentation, Libraries and Archives Management of the Faculty of the Documentary Science of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). This case provides a view of the effective use of CoP, which constitutes a scenario or network for exchange of shared knowledge, while underpinning educational learning and promoting the culture of innovation and enterprise among the members of the community.

Keywords : Planning and Management of Documentation Projects; Communities of Practice; University Libraries; Educational Innovation in Library and Documentation Sciences.

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