Official Publishing –Official Publishing –
Past, present andPast, present and
futurefuture
- Alan Pawsey- Alan Pawsey
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 2
About meAbout me
 Joined HMSO in November 1967Joined HMSO in November 1967
 Over ...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 3
19701970
 a single Government Publishera single Government Publisher
 HMSO produc...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 4
1970 publications included1970 publications included
 Parliamentary Papers/ Hansar...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 5
1980s1980s
 1980 - HMSO a trading fund1980 - HMSO a trading fund
 1982 - Departme...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 6
1980s1980s
 Print publishing outputs still largely thePrint publishing outputs sti...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 7
Early 1990sEarly 1990s
 Statistics back with HMSOStatistics back with HMSO
 Museu...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 8
Late 1990sLate 1990s
 1995 - First Government websites set up1995 - First Governme...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 9
Early 2000sEarly 2000s
 Major growth in Internet publishingMajor growth in Interne...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 10
Late 2000sLate 2000s
 Move away from print grows paceMove away from print grows p...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 11
20102010
 Many publications available only onMany publications available only on
...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 12
The futureThe future
 Majority of information made availableMajority of informati...
25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 13
The future (cont)The future (cont)
 Technology developments will driveTechnology ...
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Official publishing changes seen and the future (swop meeting nov 2010)

  1. 1. Official Publishing –Official Publishing – Past, present andPast, present and futurefuture - Alan Pawsey- Alan Pawsey
  2. 2. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 2 About meAbout me  Joined HMSO in November 1967Joined HMSO in November 1967  Over 30 years involvement in OfficialOver 30 years involvement in Official PublishingPublishing  Retired as Head of Legislation andRetired as Head of Legislation and Publishing ServicesPublishing Services
  3. 3. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 3 19701970  a single Government Publishera single Government Publisher  HMSO produced publications for:HMSO produced publications for: – UK and NI ParliamentsUK and NI Parliaments – Government departmentsGovernment departments – Museums and GalleriesMuseums and Galleries – Other public bodiesOther public bodies  HMSO met all costsHMSO met all costs  All publications charged forAll publications charged for
  4. 4. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 4 1970 publications included1970 publications included  Parliamentary Papers/ HansardParliamentary Papers/ Hansard  LegislationLegislation  Policy documentsPolicy documents  ReportsReports  Circulars and formsCirculars and forms  Guide booksGuide books
  5. 5. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 5 1980s1980s  1980 - HMSO a trading fund1980 - HMSO a trading fund  1982 - Departments are “untied”1982 - Departments are “untied”  1983 – Publications Centre on stream1983 – Publications Centre on stream  First moves to break away fromFirst moves to break away from HMSOHMSO  Statistical publications produced withStatistical publications produced with Open UniversityOpen University
  6. 6. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 6 1980s1980s  Print publishing outputs still largely thePrint publishing outputs still largely the samesame  1984 – Business Data Packages1984 – Business Data Packages produced on floppy diskproduced on floppy disk
  7. 7. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 7 Early 1990sEarly 1990s  Statistics back with HMSOStatistics back with HMSO  Museums and Galleries producingMuseums and Galleries producing own publicationsown publications  HSE BooksHSE Books  Range of print publishing reducesRange of print publishing reduces  First Electronic publications on CD-First Electronic publications on CD- ROMROM
  8. 8. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 8 Late 1990sLate 1990s  1995 - First Government websites set up1995 - First Government websites set up  1996 – Acts of Parliament published on the1996 – Acts of Parliament published on the webweb  1996 – Privatisation of HMSO trading1996 – Privatisation of HMSO trading functionsfunctions  TSO have to compete for workTSO have to compete for work  Publishing on the web in addition to printPublishing on the web in addition to print publishingpublishing
  9. 9. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 9 Early 2000sEarly 2000s  Major growth in Internet publishingMajor growth in Internet publishing  Reduction in demand for print copiesReduction in demand for print copies  Departments set up own publishingDepartments set up own publishing operationsoperations  Entry of new players (RRD, PalgraveEntry of new players (RRD, Palgrave Macmillan)Macmillan)
  10. 10. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 10 Late 2000sLate 2000s  Move away from print grows paceMove away from print grows pace  Publications Centre closedPublications Centre closed  Almost all publications now available on theAlmost all publications now available on the webweb  HSE makes all publications available free ofHSE makes all publications available free of charge on the webcharge on the web  Growing range of “value-added” servicesGrowing range of “value-added” services developed by the private sectordeveloped by the private sector
  11. 11. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 11 20102010  Many publications available only onMany publications available only on the webthe web  National Statistics Publications Hub onNational Statistics Publications Hub on the webthe web  Print copies available “On-Demand”Print copies available “On-Demand”  ““legislation.gov.uk” launchedlegislation.gov.uk” launched  ““data.gov.uk” launcheddata.gov.uk” launched
  12. 12. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 12 The futureThe future  Majority of information made availableMajority of information made available only on the webonly on the web  Printed copies produced “on-demand”Printed copies produced “on-demand” rather than for stockrather than for stock  Increasing volume of “raw data” madeIncreasing volume of “raw data” made available for re-useavailable for re-use  Private sector develop wider range ofPrivate sector develop wider range of “added-value” services“added-value” services
  13. 13. 25 November 2010 SWOP Annual Meeting 13 The future (cont)The future (cont)  Technology developments will driveTechnology developments will drive new methods of deliverynew methods of delivery e.g. Links between TV and Webe.g. Links between TV and Web servicesservices

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