Official Publishing

Official Publishing

An Overview

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: J. J. Cherns
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159881

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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


    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 546
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159881

About the Author

J. J. Cherns

About the Editor

John E. Pemberton

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