INSTG038/39/40 Electronic Publishing A/B1/B2

This module provides an overview of the world of electronic publishing, whether commercial or non-commercial, and discusses various different types of products and techniques used in electronic publishing. The module is delivered with the aid of visiting speakers from the publishing industry, and the library and information profession, class discussion, and practical sessions in a computer lab. Topics covered include: electronic journals and open access; Web 2.0; metadata and sustainability; digitisation and preservation; human computer interaction; and the development of new digital products.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the module students will have an understanding of the development of the electronic publishing industry and its current state, an awareness of the opportunities of the information revolution for traditional publishing practices. They will demonstrate ability to work in groups and to present their ideas both verbally and in writing.


Assessment: Group coursework consisting of a report and oral presentation, plus an individual essay.

Core module for: none

Optional for: MA LIS, MA/MSc DH, MA Translation Studies. This module is also available for short course students

Taught by:
Simon Mahony

Timetable:

  • Monday from 10:00 to 13:00 in Term one.
  • Location: Bentham B10 Seminar Room 1: 4-Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H 0EG (map)

Information for prospective students:  an indication of the module structure and some preliminary reading.

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