Fernando Ramos Simón

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Full Professor of Documentation (Information & Library Sciences).

Expert in Europeana and other projects involving Access to public domain Works. Jurist and lecturer in various postgraduate programs on Copyright, License permitting Use and Documentation. He has been the Dean of his Faculty for many years, leading a program of excellence in the training of documentarists, archivists and librarians.




  •  Digitalización de obras protegidas: software para la detección de obras fuera del circuito comercial. [Digitization of protected works: Software for the detection of out of commerce works]. SJR (2019)

Blázquez-Ochando, Manuel; Ramos-Simón, Luis-Fernando

El profesional de la información, v. 28, n. 6, e280624.  SJR https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2019.nov.24

This publication addresses the development of a software capable of crossing the information of the bibliographic catalogues of libraries, with commercial catalogues. The creation of this type of computer applications is feasible and highly recommended, since a very high average of successes can be obtained.

  • Los libros en el limbo: análisis empírico  de su situación en el ámbito hispano [Books in limbo: an empirical analysis of the situation of out-of-commerce books in the Spanish and Latin-American context] SJR (2019)

Blázquez Ochando, Manuel; Ramos-Simón, Luis-Fernando

 Scire. 25:2 (jul.-dic. 2019) 53-60.


Case study about the commercialization of books in Spanish, published around the second third of the twentieth century.  The focus of this  research is  the position of those works almost forgotten and concentrate on its ‘on-demand printing  or small facsimile editions, through large websites dedicated to the sale of second-hand works.

  • “Soluciones para el acceso en línea de obras con derechos de autor pertenecientes a las colecciones de las instituciones documentales y de patrimonio cultural”. [Solutions for online access to copyright works belonging to the collections of documentary and cultural heritages institutions]. SJR (2018)


Revista General de Información y Documentación. Vol. 28, n. 2, 2018

This article analyses the legal solutions for digitalisation of protected works deposited in documentary and cultural heritage institutions. The main difficulty in achieving this objective is the requirement that protected works cannot be used  without the agreement between the owners of the rights of those works and the users.

  • “Patrimonio digital: obras renacidas, una nueva vida para las “obras fuera del circuito comercial”. [Digital heritage: reborn works, a new life for out-of-print works].     SJR (2018)


Scire: knowledge representation and organization

Vol. 24, n. 2, July-December 2018

The article is part of a research project dedicated to copyright works that are out of traditional commercial circuits, either because they are out of print or their right holders are not located, but now, thanks to digitization and online selling, are recovering their commercial value.

  • “El uso de las licencias libres en los datos públicos abiertos”. [The use of free licenses in open public data]. JCR (2017)

Luis Fernando Ramos Simón

Revista Española de Documentación Científica, 40(3): e179. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/redc.2017.3.1376

This study analyzes the concept of data analysis, as well as the different types of data and their possible regulation, presenting an overview of how in recent years some open licensing schemes have been implemented in order to avoid the legal obstacles faced by the inclusion of these data types in the creation of new knowledge.

  • “El uso de metadatos para la gestión del patrimonio digital mundial en la Sociedad de la Información”. [The use of metadata for the management of global digital heritage in the Information Society]. A. A. Rodríguez García (Ed.), Congreso Internacional sobre Metadatos: Tendencias Multidisciplinarias del uso de los metadatos. C.D. México: IIBI-UNAM.

    Luis Fernando Ramos Simón, Silvia Cobo Serrano (2017)

This chapter aims to draw attention to the growing importance of metadata in the field of digital heritage and its functionality in the management of cultural resources