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Figures and tables
About the authors
Chapter 1: Introduction
The aim of the book
Organisation of the book
Chapter 2: Brief overview of the history of publishing
Scrolls and codices
Chapter 3: Technology-driven publishing and libraries
Publishing and technology
The e-transition in publishing
E-publishing and libraries
Chapter 4: An overview of publishing fields and publishing capital
Chapter 5: Basics of the library publishing chain
Where to start and how to manage the process
Who is the audience for library publications?
What do libraries publish?
Print or electronic?
Why is an editorial board important?
The publishing plan
Distribution by the library
Distribution by a retailer
Chapter 6: Basic professions in publishing applied to library publishing
Publishing as adding value
Language (copy) editor
Statement of responsibility
Final notes on basic professions in library publishing
Chapter 7: Variety in library publishing
Research and university libraries
Library associations as publishers
Concluding remarks concerning all types of library
Chapter 8: Relations with other publishers
Libraries as partners in co-publishing
Chapter 9: Conclusions
Appendix 1: Checklist for library strategic plan development
Appendix 2: What to consider for future publishing projects
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.
- 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
Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science
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- © Chandos Publishing 2011
- 29th March 2011
- Chandos Publishing
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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 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.
University of Zadar, Croatia