The Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Salamanca, Juan Manuel Corchado, the Director of USAL’s university press, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, Eduardo Azofra, the Head of the  Library Service, Marta de la Mano, and the Director of the Historical Library of the University of Salamanca, Margarita Becedas, are continuing with and strengthening the ‘Libros Libres’ campaign addressed to students and researchers at USAL, with the close collaboration of the library and publication services.

On this occasion the libraries of the Faculties of Language & Literature, Geography & History, Translation & Information Science, and the General Historical Library have joined this initiative. It should be recalled that the aim of this campaign is to publicize the books and scholarly journals published by USAL’s university press, at the same time promoting reading and the creation of a community of readers. The idea is based on the BookCrossing movement. A new feature is that it will be on Twitter through    @bibliotecasusal y @edicionesusal, as well as the hashtags  #leeEUSAL and #BookCrossing.

The campaign’s slogan for the rest of this academic year is: Elige lo que quieras, llévatelo y compártelo #leeEUSAL #BookCrossing (Choose what you want, take it, and share it #leeEUSAL #BookCrossing). The campaign begins with three simple steps, explained on a flysheet available in the equipped areas: 1. Choose the book you want; 2. Take it; 3. Share your reading experience with us on social media.

Marta de la Mano, Head of the Library, stated that she would like to boost the campaign, which perfectly fits the spirit of libraries as disseminators of knowledge and transmitters of the scholarly and scientific production of the university, and that it will be extended to the whole library network of the University of Salamanca.

More information can be found at: Communication Universidad of Salamanca

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Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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