Official Publishing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080233406, 9781483159881

Official Publishing

1st Edition

An Overview

Authors: J. J. Cherns
Editors: John E. Pemberton
eBook ISBN: 9781483159881
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 546
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Official Publishing: An Overview is an international survey and review of the role, organization, and principles of official publishing. More specifically, it examines the organization, development, and effectiveness, including the economics, of state publishing as a means of communication between government and public, together with its relationship to the wider field of official information and communication activities. It also makes a broad comparison of the organization of publishing in the United Nations and its main agencies as well as some non-UN international organizations, particularly the European Communities and the OECD. Comprised of 32 chapters, this book opens with an introduction to the scope and importance of official publishing, followed by a discussion on official publishing in various countries such as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, and India as well as Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Norway, Britain, and the United States. Official publishing in international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, OECD, NATO, and the European Communities is also considered. Subsequent chapters focus on various aspects of official information, including growth, framework, machinery, objectivity, accessibility, finance and economics, and control. The book also describes information centers and specialist entrepreneurs before concluding with an assessment of future prospects for official publishing. This monograph will be a useful resource for librarians, bibliographers, researchers, students, and other major users of the end-products of official publishing.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments List of Appendices Part I - Introductory 1 The Scope of Official Publishing 2 The Importance of Official Publishing Part II - Survey: Government and International Organizations 3 Australia 4 Belgium 5 Canada 6 Denmark 7 France 8 The Federal Republic of Germany 9 Hong Kong 10 India 11 Indonesia 12 Israel 13 Italy 14 The Netherlands 15 New Zealand 16 Norway 17 Singapore 18 Sweden 19 Switzerland 20 Thailand 21 The United Kingdom 22 The United States of America 23 USGPO and HMSO: A Contrast in Origin and Functions 24 The International Organizations Part III - Review 25 The Growth, Framework and Machinery of Official Information 26 The Objectivity and Accessibility of Official Information 27 The Finances and Economics of Official Information 28 The Control of Official Publishing 29 Reports of Parliamentary Proceedings 30 Information Centers 31 The Specialist Entrepreneurs 32 The Future of Official Publishing Index


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J. J. Cherns

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John E. Pemberton

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