Elpub 2019, the 23rd edition of the International Conference in ELectronic PUBlishing took place in Marseille, France, from the 2nd to the 4th of June 2019. According to the International Declaration of Independent Publishers, "bibliodiversity is cultural diversity applied to the world of books. Echoing biodiversity, it refers to the critical diversity of products (books, scripts, eBooks, apps and oral literature) made available to readers. Bibliodiversity is a complex self-sustaining system of storytelling, writing, publishing and other kinds of production of oral and written literature. The writers and producers are comparable to the inhabitants of an ecosystem. Bibliodiversity contributes to a thriving life of culture and a healthy eco-social system".

The field of academic publishing at large, encompassing all forms of scholarly communication, can be considered as a comprehensive intellectual eco-system where the relevance of the concept can be assessed at many interconnected levels. Bibliodiversity can be considered in relation to the diversity of disciplines, stakeholders, languages, academic cultures and policies, but also content, formats, data and metadata standards, platforms and tools. For a full understanding of the publishing ecosystem, it is essential to gain a better understanding of the incentives that drive it to stronger bibliodiversity or, on the contrary to global uniformization. Bibliodiversity also plays an important role in the interaction between science and society, particularly when considering innovation and education, and more generally the social impact of research.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Milena Dobreva, UCL
  • Pierre Mounier, OpenEdition / OPERAS

Local Organizing Committee

  • Christine Berthaud, CNRS, CCSD
  • Suzanne Dumouchel, CNRS, Huma-Num
  • Nathalie Fargier, Université de Lyon, Persée
  • Pierre Mounier, EHESS, Open Edition / OPERAS
  • Laurent Romary, INRIA

Program Committee

  • Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Subbiah Arunachalam, DST Centre for Policy Science, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Dominique Babini, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales/Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO)
  • Serge Bauin, Centre national de la recherche scientifique/National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR), France
  • Christine Berthaud, CNRS – CCSD, France
  • Jen Booth, Georgian College, Canada
  • William R. Bowen, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Marin Dacos, CLEO, Centre for Open Electronic Publishing, France
  • Jan Engelen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Guy Geltner, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Elena Giglia, University of Turin, Italy
  • Jean Claude Guédon, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Danny Kingsley, Cambridge University Library, United Kingdom
  • Delfim Leão, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Peter Linde, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Fernando Loizides, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Paolo Manghi, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione/Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI-CNR), Italy
  • Cameron Neylon, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University, Australia
  • Angela Okune, University of California, Irvine, United States
  • Pandelis Perakakis, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain
  • Panayiota Polydoratou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ernesto Priego, City, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Leslie Regan Shade, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Laurent Romary, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique/French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics (INRIA) & HUB-ISDL, France
  • Birgit Schmidt, Goettingen State and University Library, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Joachim Schöpfel, University of Lille 3, France
  • Raed Sharif, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
  • Kathleen Shearer, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Canada
  • Jadranka Stojanovski, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Yaşar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Executive Committee

  • Ana Alice Baptista, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Leslie Chan, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sely Costa, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Jan Engelen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Peter Linde, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Fernando Loizides, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Panayiota Polydoratou, Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Birgit Schmidt, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Yasar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Turkey