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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. 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.
Compulsory for: MA ECP.
Optional for: MA LIS, MA/MSc DH, MA Translation Studies. This module is also available for short course students
Assessment: Group coursework consisting of a report and oral presentation, plus an individual essay.
Taught by: Simon Mahony
Monday from 10:00 to 13:00 in Term one.
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