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

Official Publishing

1st Edition

An Overview

Author: J. J. Cherns
Editor: 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.

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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



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J. J. Cherns

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John E. Pemberton

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