Building a corpus of printed Latin American and Caribbean literature for the analysis of search outcomes on digital platforms and digital libraries

Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2015
AuthorsVila, AR
Nombre de la ConferenciaBuilding a corpus of Latin American and Caribbean literature printed for the analysis of search platforms and libraries
Fecha de publicación10/2015
PublisherTechnological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM'15)
Conference LocationPorto, Portugal
Keywordsdigital libraries, ebooks, electronic edition, Latin-American literature, Literary canon, sales platforms, transposition of literature

The aim of the present paper is to study the role of the digital publishing industry in the context of the transposition into digital format of titles of a Latin American and Caribbean literary corpus. The main conclusions are articulated in the design of a corpus comprising titles and authors that Harold Bloom labels as a Latin American segment of the Western canon [1], in addition to those segments provided by feminist, queer, postcolonial, and/or decolonization critical theories; and, on the other hand, some of the strategies devised by major e-book retailers and digital libraries in order to offer transposed literature in digital format.