, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 491–505 | Cite as

Mapping the web relations of science centres and museums from Latin America

  • Fábio C. Gouveia
  • Eleonora Kurtenbach


In Latin America, interactive science centres and museums are key institutions for science communication. In order to map their relationship over the Internet, a Web co-link analysis was applied to 18 websites of science centres and museums affiliated to the Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean - RedPOP. Clustering analysis, multidimensional scaling (MDS) and an analysis of all pages with links to at least two websites were performed. Results showed that language barriers played a prominent role in clustering, with external recognition by the target public representing a secondary issue.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Museu da Vida, Fundação Oswaldo CruzRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas FilhoUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Programa de Educação, Gestão e Difusão em Biociências, Instituto de Bioquímica MédicaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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