INSTG055 Publishing Today

This module will provide students of librarianship, information science and related areas with an insight into the business of publishing: its structure, functions and challenges. Examples will be predominantly Anglo-American but there will be reference to publishing elsewhere. The module is taught by, Dr Penelope Woolf, and there will be a number of guest speakers from industry.

Module themes:

  • Change: structure of the business; business models
  • Challenges: balancing the need to innovate with the need to make money
  • The digital transition
  • Skills
  • The future

Topics include:

  • Industry overview
  • The legal environment of publishing (copyright, intellectual property, contracts)
  • Discovering & exploiting content
  • Creating content
  • Journals Publishing
  • Children’s Publishing
  • Business context

The course will include case studies from different types of publishing e.g. academic/ELT/trade/children’s. There will be a visit to a publishing company and the opportunity to meet and interact with publishing professionals.

Assessment: By coursework

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module

Optional for masters students: Library & Information Studies, Archives and Records Management, Electronic Communication & Publishing

Delivered by: Dr. Penelope Woolf and guest speakers

Further information for students taking this module

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