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"The Digital South," the newly-released issue of Bibliodiversity

The intercultural, interdisciplinary, and multilingual (English, French, and Spanish) journal Bibliodiversity’s last issue focuses on "The Digital South," thus highlighting the relatively unknown reality of digital publishing in countries of the South.

This issue is based on a selection of the best papers and interviews published on the International Alliance of Independent Publishers’ Digital Lab, a digital space aimed both at publishers who are members of the association and people with an interest in digital publishing in developing countries.

All contributions deal with or come from developing countries (Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, India, Niger, Russia, South Africa) and the United States. In all there are eight articles and interviews:

  • Dynamism, Localization Typify the Developing "Digital South"
  • Free Software and Publishing in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Brazil: E-books, Education, and Technology
  • New Publishing Models from the South: the Case of Paperight
  • Mobile Phones and E-publishing in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • EPUB: A Continually Evolving Format
  • Digital Publishing in Russia
  • A Digital Spring? E-Publishing in the Arab World

This issue, which focuses on e-publishing in developing countries, is supported by the Prince Claus Fund.

The main objective of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers’ Digital Lab is to support publishers in developing their digital projects. It is supported by the International Organization of La Francophonie and the Prince Claus Fund.