Mapping of university presses in India: Pattern of knowledge production and dissemination

Das, Anup Kumar

Abstract

This paper presents the current status of university presses in India, and how they are interlinked with their prestigious fellowship programmes and academic research. Indian university presses were identified from DELNET union catalogue of books. Their publishing patterns are studied based on MIS reports available or generated from their respective websites. The paper also analyzes global visibility and availability of produced knowledge through institutional and external web catalogues, e-commerce sites and utilization of book promotion avenues. It is found that, as of now, Indian university presses don’t publish e-books. Many of these presses don’t even have a dedicated website for disseminating detailed bibliographic information on available titles.

Keyword(s)

Academic publishing; Scholarly communications; Publishing; University press; India; Knowledge production; Knowledge dissemination

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