Bibliodiversity refers to availability of number of titles on a topic so that somebody can create a bibliography for a topic of interest and learn diverse viewpoints, examples and explanations. It is being forcefully advocated by book publishers who want space for many independent small publishers. If only few large publishing houses are encouraged, commercial interests will prevail and truth and knowledge will get subordinated to commercial interests.
What is true for
print world is true for online world also. While search engines
encouraged large number of websites, some encyclopedic publications are
promoting single source knowledge. They want to use the resources at
their command to thwart competitors. They pride themselves on being the
only surviving and prospering online academic knowledge source.
participants and social media writers have to recognize the need for
bibliodiversity and encourage more online academic knowledge platforms.