Paper #38

Presence of Francophone Pioneers in the Brazilian authors of Knowledge Organization: A Study of the ISKO International and ISKO Brazil Meetings Proceedings

José Augusto Chaves Guimarães,, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Martínez-Ávila, Daniel,, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Tognoli, Natália Bolfarini,, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Milani, Suellen Oliveira,, São Paulo State University (UNESP)


This paper aims to verify the presence of a group of eleven francophone authors in the ISKO meetings proceedings and also in the three ISKO Brazil Chapter conferences proceedings, paying special attention to the citations made by Brazilian researchers. We conducted a citation analysis of Paul Otlet, Suzanne Briet, Jean-Claude Gardin, Eric de Grolier, Jean Meyriat, Robert Escarpit, Robert Pagès, Madeleine Wolff-Terroine, Jacques Maniez, Jacques Chaumier, and George Van Slype, in the 15 volumes of the ISKO International meetings proceedings published thus far, held in Darmstadt (1990, vols. 1 and 2), Rome (1990, vol.3), Copenhagen (1994), Washington (1996), Lille (1998), Toronto (2000), Granada (2002), London (2004), Vienna (2006), Montreal (2008), Rome (2010), Mysore (2012), Krakow (2014), and Rio de Janeiro (2016); and the three ISKO Brazil meetings proceedings, held in Brasília (2011), Rio de Janeiro (2013), and Marília (2015).  In the first stage of our analysis, we identified the citations of the works of these 11 eleven authors. We mainly identified their presence in the reference lists of all the published papers, and sometimes considered mentions in the text with no formal reference for the discussion. For each proceeding, we considered variables such as the number of citations to each author, the nationality of the authors in the citing works, and the years of the citing papers.