Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3598440049
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440045
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 233 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released April 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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This book provides an introduction to publishing practices in the context of the information society, concentrating on its structure and operation. It puts publishing into the wider context of communication knowledge and information and shows how publishing will continue to be a key element of the information society. The contents include: A historical survey, the publishing industry, the publishing process and the challenges to publishing.

Communication Knowledge offers invaluable advice to senior librarians in both academic, research and large public reference libraries, as well as practicing librarians, students and lecturers on LIS, publishing, communications and media studies courses, publishers and those with an interest in information and publishing.

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Table of Contents

Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Author.
1: Publishing from the Past to the Present.
2: Publishing in the Global Economy.
3: Forms of Publishing.
4: The Publishing Process.
5: Selling Books.
6: Information Technology and Publishing.
7: Publishing in a Networked World.