(Electronic Communication and Publishing, Module P039)
This course introduces students to the concepts of electronic publishing and communication in the electronic environment. Topics include electronic journals; fulltext and reference publishing; e-books and on-demand delivery of information; metadata; digitisation and preservation, content management systems; human computer interaction; and the development of new digital products.
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 is by coursework (50%) and a written three-hour examination (50%).
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