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A Librarian’s Guide on How to Publish

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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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Figures and tables
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. About the authors
  8. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Abstract:
    2. The aim of the book
    3. Background
    4. Organisation of the book
  9. Chapter 2: Brief overview of the history of publishing
    1. Abstract:
    2. Clay tablets
    3. Scrolls and codices
    4. Print
  10. Chapter 3: Technology-driven publishing and libraries
    1. Abstract:
    2. Publishing and technology
    3. The e-transition in publishing
    4. E-publishing and libraries
  11. Chapter 4: An overview of publishing fields and publishing capital
    1. Abstract:
    2. Economic capital
    3. Human capital
    4. Symbolic capital
    5. Intellectual capital
  12. Chapter 5: Basics of the library publishing chain
    1. Abstract:
    2. Where to start and how to manage the process
    3. Why publish?
    4. Who is the audience for library publications?
    5. What do libraries publish?
    6. Print or electronic?
    7. Why is an editorial board important?
    8. The publishing plan
    9. Manuscript selection
    10. Authors’ contracts
    11. Layout
    12. Print publishing
    13. Electronic publishing
    14. Distribution by the library
    15. Distribution by a retailer
  13. Chapter 6: Basic professions in publishing applied to library publishing
    1. Abstract:
    2. Publishing as adding value
    3. Publisher
    4. Editorial board
    5. Editor
    6. Graphic editor
    7. Rewriter
    8. Reviewer
    9. Translator
    10. Language (copy) editor
    11. Proofreader
    12. Designer
    13. Statement of responsibility
    14. Final notes on basic professions in library publishing
  14. Chapter 7: Variety in library publishing
    1. Abstract:
    2. Library types
    3. Digital libraries
    4. National libraries
    5. Research and university libraries
    6. Special libraries
    7. School libraries
    8. Public libraries
    9. Library associations as publishers
    10. Concluding remarks concerning all types of library
  15. Chapter 8: Relations with other publishers
    1. Abstract:
    2. Co-publishing
    3. Libraries as partners in co-publishing
  16. Chapter 9: Conclusions
  17. Appendix 1: Checklist for library strategic plan development
  18. References
  19. Index
  20. Appendix 2: What to consider for future publishing projects