A Librarian’s Guide on How to Publish

A Librarian’s Guide on How to Publish

1st Edition - March 29, 2011

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  • Authors: Srecko Jelusic, Ivanka Stricevic
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632612

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A Librarian’s Guide on How to Publish discusses the publishing strategies needed for the development of skills that are essential for successful job requirements and the production of quality print and electronic publications. The book serves as a useful guide indicating the main principles of professional library publishing activities in both print and virtual environments. A number of library activities are, in fact, publishing, and requires librarians to have the knowledge and skills in order to manage it. With the wide use of web sites, these competencies are becoming indispensable. Whether it is publishing catalogues of their collections, selected bibliographies, exhibition catalogues, or journals. The Internet has transformed libraries’ web pages into real publishing projects.

Key Features

  • Enables librarians to undertake successful publishing projects
  • Helps librarians to avoid professional mistakes which can be a challenge for library image and cause financial loses
  • Equips managers with the skills for supervising the main publishing process outcomes

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

  • Figures and tables

    Acknowledgements

    About the authors

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Abstract:

    The aim of the book

    Background

    Organisation of the book

    Chapter 2: Brief overview of the history of publishing

    Abstract:

    Clay tablets

    Scrolls and codices

    Print

    Chapter 3: Technology-driven publishing and libraries

    Abstract:

    Publishing and technology

    The e-transition in publishing

    E-publishing and libraries

    Chapter 4: An overview of publishing fields and publishing capital

    Abstract:

    Economic capital

    Human capital

    Symbolic capital

    Intellectual capital

    Chapter 5: Basics of the library publishing chain

    Abstract:

    Where to start and how to manage the process

    Why publish?

    Who is the audience for library publications?

    What do libraries publish?

    Print or electronic?

    Why is an editorial board important?

    The publishing plan

    Manuscript selection

    Authors’ contracts

    Layout

    Print publishing

    Electronic publishing

    Distribution by the library

    Distribution by a retailer

    Chapter 6: Basic professions in publishing applied to library publishing

    Abstract:

    Publishing as adding value

    Publisher

    Editorial board

    Editor

    Graphic editor

    Rewriter

    Reviewer

    Translator

    Language (copy) editor

    Proofreader

    Designer

    Statement of responsibility

    Final notes on basic professions in library publishing

    Chapter 7: Variety in library publishing

    Abstract:

    Library types

    Digital libraries

    National libraries

    Research and university libraries

    Special libraries

    School libraries

    Public libraries

    Library associations as publishers

    Concluding remarks concerning all types of library

    Chapter 8: Relations with other publishers

    Abstract:

    Co-publishing

    Libraries as partners in co-publishing

    Chapter 9: Conclusions

    Appendix 1: Checklist for library strategic plan development

    References

    Index

    Appendix 2: What to consider for future publishing projects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2011
  • Published: March 29, 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632612

About the Authors

Srecko Jelusic

Srecko Jelusic is currently vice rector in charge of international relations, publishing and the library at the University of Zadar, Croatia. He is an expert in research methods, information society issues, publishing and bookselling processes and the sociology of a book. Previously he managed the University library in Rijeka and worked as independent publisher. He has been editing books and magazines for many years.

Ivanka Stricevic

Ivanka Stricevic is assistant professor at the University of Zadar, Croatia, The LIS Department. She is an expert in information systems in education, literacies in the digital age and the library users' needs. Before teaching at the University she worked as the manager of library services for youth in public libraries. She has wide expertise in editing professional books and journals and managing national and international LIS associations and projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Zadar, Croatia

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