4 Localized Knowledge

Much of Western scholarly communications is focused on the global impact of research, but locally published research can be just as valuable and impactful to communities. Measuring that impact is crucial to demonstrating this, but doing so is not always easy. Read the case studies below and come back to these questions:

  • What are some of the differences between international publishing and local publishing?
  • How is bibliodiversity assessed? What are the challenges of assessment?

Benhamou, F. and Peltier, S. (2007). How should cultural diversity be measured? An application using the French publishing industry. J Cult Econ, 31(85–107). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10824-007-9037-8

Lutz, J.-F. and Lafait, J. Strengthening bibliodiversity: The current situation in France at national and institutional levels [Paper presentation]. ELPUB 2019 23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Marseille, France. 10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2019.15

Souyioultzoglou, I., Angelaki, M. and Stamatis, K. (2019, June). EKT Open Book Press: A case study for a successful institutional publishing initiative [Paper presentation]. ELPUB 2019 23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Marseille, France. 10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2019.5.

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