DIAGNOSIS OF THE INTELLECTUAL PRODUCTION OF UFSCAR’S POST-GRADUATION IN INFORMATION SCIENCE AT THE MOMENT OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION: CHALLENGES AND POTENTIALITIES
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AbstractIntroduction: The qualification, creation and expansion of Strictu Sensu Postgraduate Programs (PPG) are strategic and fundamental actions for Brazilian scientific and intellectual production. Consequently, these programs need to be constantly evaluated for improvement. In the field of Information Science (CI) these actions have intensified. Objective: To elaborate and apply a systematization for the diagnosis of the potential of a newly implemented PPGCI, in order to identify its behavior and vocation for the scientific production in the area. Methodology: Analysis of the content on the CAPES evaluation system’s reports; identification and mapping of the permanent professors’ scientific production on the Federal University of São Carlos’ (UFSCar) PPGCI; establishment of comparative basis of the PPGCI UFSCar’s intellectual production against Federal University of Minas Gerais’ PPGCI. Results: Based on data analysis and established comparisons, it was possible to verify the engagement and proactivity of the UFSCar PPGCI’s faculty in the submission of their research results for publication in events and qualified scientific journals in the area. At the same time, there are gaps in the collaboration between the researchers, both internal to the Program and linked to other institutions. Conclusions: The need to devise strategies to mobilize actors in this process to invest in scientific production and collaborative networks is important in order to contribute to the promotion of the scientific and social impact of the PPGCI. The methodology used has also shown to be effective when used by other PPGs in the early stages of implementation, which aim to establish strategies for their consolidation and growth.