Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century

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Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 247 pages
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This book provides an introduction to publishing practices in the context of the information society, concentrating on its structure and operation. It puts publishing into the wider context of communication knowledge and information and shows how publishing will continue to be a key element of the information society. The contents include: A historical survey, the publishing industry, the publishing process and the challenges to publishing. Communicating Knowledge offers invaluable advice to senior librarians in both academic, research and large public reference libraries, as well as practicing librarians, students and lecturers on LIS, publishing, communications and media studies courses, publishers and those with an interest in information and publishing.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Publishing from the Past to the Present
1
CHAPTER TWO Publishing in the Global Economy
27
CHAPTER THREE Forms of Publishing
59
CHAPTER FOUR The Publishing Process
97
CHAPTER FIVE Selling Books
131
CHAPTER SIX Information Technology and Publishing
159
CHAPTER SEVEN Publishing in a Networked World
185
Backmatter
211
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