A Librarian’s Guide on How to Publish

1st Edition

Authors: Srecko Jelusic Ivanka Stricevic
Paperback ISBN: 9781843346197
eBook ISBN: 9781780632612
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 29th March 2011
Page Count: 166
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Table of Contents

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


Clay tablets

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


Economic capital

Human capital

Symbolic capital

Intellectual capital

Chapter 5: Basics of the library publishing chain


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


Print publishing

Electronic publishing

Distribution by the library

Distribution by a retailer

Chapter 6: Basic professions in publishing applied to library publishing


Publishing as adding value


Editorial board


Graphic editor




Language (copy) editor



Statement of responsibility

Final notes on basic professions in library publishing

Chapter 7: Variety in library publishing


Library types

Digital libraries

National libraries

Research and university libraries

Special libraries

School libraries

Public libraries

Library associations a


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


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


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About the Authors

Srecko Jelusic Author

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 Author

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