Doing research on research:  synergies, connections and multidisciplinary approach to Olympic studies Emilio Fernández Peñ...
ceo.uab.cat <ul><li>Created in 1989 on the occasion of the nomination for the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games, with the aim of ...
ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB website, an Olympic Studies Portal: a window to the academic Olympic studies world OLYMPIC CLOUD Digit...
ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB Documentation Service <ul><li>University research library </li></ul><ul><li>First Olympic library in S...
ceo.uab.cat Olympic Barcelona project Joint initiative of CEO-UAB and the  Barcelona Olympic Foundation Aims:  coordinate ...
ceo.uab.cat University Olympic Studies Centres <ul><li>Created by the universities: intellectual independence </li></ul><u...
ceo.uab.cat Functions of the universities <ul><li>Research  The core activity that feeds the others </li></ul><ul><li>Teac...
ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB activity matrix: interconnection of different activities EDUCATION Postgraduate programmes BCN’92 TOK ...
ceo.uab.cat General reseach lines on Olympic studies  History  Ethics (doping) Olympic Movement  Impact and legacy Interna...
ceo.uab.cat Sources of the new research: creating interesting research lines <ul><li>Creativity: trying to be original, th...
ceo.uab.cat Research lines written on the Spirit of Times (Olympic Zeitgeist) <ul><li>New media and social networking : pa...
ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB general research lines Relationship between  mass media, sport and the Olympic Games , with special at...
ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB research on new media, the Olympics and sport  <ul><li>Currently : social networking websites as a too...
 
ceo.uab.cat Research feeds the other activities: teaching and diffusion Multidisciplinary from two key concepts: culture a...
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  1. 1. Doing research on research: synergies, connections and multidisciplinary approach to Olympic studies Emilio Fernández Peña Director Centre d’Estudis Olímpics (CEO-UAB) Sport Libraries in the Arab World: Growing, Learning, Co-operating 16 th and 17 th February 2011 at Qatar University
  2. 2. ceo.uab.cat <ul><li>Created in 1989 on the occasion of the nomination for the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games, with the aim of acting as a university centre for research, training and dissemination of Olympism and sport. </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by : Autonomous University of Barcelona Generalitat of Catalonia (since 2002) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Barcelona City Council </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barcelona Provincial Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish Olympic Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration agreements with : </li></ul><ul><li>International Olympic Committee, through the International Chair in Olympism </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona Olympic Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>National Catalan Institute of Physical Education </li></ul>CEO-UAB foundation and institutional relations
  3. 3. ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB website, an Olympic Studies Portal: a window to the academic Olympic studies world OLYMPIC CLOUD Digital library on the Olympics. A selection of electronic full text resources to learn more about the Olympics. OLYMPICSTUDIES NET Network of university experts and research groups working in the area of Olympic studies. OLYMPICSTUDIES SERIES Digital repository of CEO-UAB academic contributions (preprints, conference papers, etc.) OLYMPICSTUDIES BYTES Academic awareness services (events, releases…) - RSS & Social media
  4. 4. ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB Documentation Service <ul><li>University research library </li></ul><ul><li>First Olympic library in Spain: </li></ul><ul><li>more than 6,000 resources </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona’92 special collection, more than 1,500 resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collection integrated to the Catalan University Library System </li></ul><ul><li>Services for international users </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the international network of sport information services </li></ul><ul><li>IOC-commissioned information management-based projects Olympic Studies International Directory (1995-2002) University Experts Database (2005) Olympic Values Education Initiatives database (2006-2008) </li></ul>
  5. 5. ceo.uab.cat Olympic Barcelona project Joint initiative of CEO-UAB and the Barcelona Olympic Foundation Aims: coordinate access to the documental collection on the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games and the Olympics in Barcelona LIBRARY Library at the Olympic Museum in Barcelona integrating the Olympic and sport book collection donated by President Samaranch BARCELONAOLIMPICA.net E-knowledge centre on the Barcelona Olympics SERVICES Reference service for international users, Barcelona’92 seminars…
  6. 6. ceo.uab.cat University Olympic Studies Centres <ul><li>Created by the universities: intellectual independence </li></ul><ul><li>To analyze the cultural and social reality of Olympism and sport with scientific distance </li></ul><ul><li>Even with critical but constructive spirit </li></ul>
  7. 7. ceo.uab.cat Functions of the universities <ul><li>Research The core activity that feeds the others </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Specialization with a general cultural approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education in general for the diversity and the tolerance with the others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diffusion of knowledge to the entire society </li></ul>
  8. 8. ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB activity matrix: interconnection of different activities EDUCATION Postgraduate programmes BCN’92 TOK programme Professional training RESEARCH R&D projects PhD programme International Chair UAB Research stages DOCUMENTATION Research library Barcelona’92 archive OlympicStudies Net Olympic Barcelona memory DIFUSSION Event organisation Scientific contributions Internet & Social Media OLYMPIC STUDIES PORTAL
  9. 9. ceo.uab.cat General reseach lines on Olympic studies History Ethics (doping) Olympic Movement Impact and legacy International relations (Politics) Games management Arts and culture Environment Olympic sport Paralympic movement Communication and media Legal aspects Olympism/Olympic values Information management Education Workforce (volunteers) Economics Genre Marketing ( Source: CEO-UAB Olympic Studies International Directory, 2005)
  10. 10. ceo.uab.cat Sources of the new research: creating interesting research lines <ul><li>Creativity: trying to be original, thinking around the borders of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Observation of the complex global, current reality </li></ul>
  11. 11. ceo.uab.cat Research lines written on the Spirit of Times (Olympic Zeitgeist) <ul><li>New media and social networking : participation of the public to spread ideals </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic education as a tool for peace, mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Genre and social minorities and Olympism and sport </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental issues </li></ul>
  12. 12. ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB general research lines Relationship between mass media, sport and the Olympic Games , with special attention to the coverage of the Olympic ceremonies and the impact of new media . Impacts and legacy of the Olympic Games in the host city, in particular the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games . Sporting practice in a multicultural context and the role of sport in society as a tool for disseminating values and integration .
  13. 13. ceo.uab.cat CEO-UAB research on new media, the Olympics and sport <ul><li>Currently : social networking websites as a tool for spreading the Olympic culture and values </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of the issue : the future of communication will be the communication constructed by the public throughout: </li></ul><ul><li>Their participation, creations spread through their social networks </li></ul><ul><li>A communication directly from person to person, different from the traditional media </li></ul>
  14. 15. ceo.uab.cat Research feeds the other activities: teaching and diffusion Multidisciplinary from two key concepts: culture and communication Creativity and observation of the spirit of the times in order to develop new research lines Take advantage of the power of social networking and new media Conclusions
  15. 16. http://www.ceo.uab.cat

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