Lecture 1a: Publishing/Creating Information Development and Management of  Collections
Publishing/Creating Information <ul><li>Objective: To know how information is published or created for distribution or dis...
Who’s who in the p ublishing & distribution Industry ? <ul><li>Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Literary agents </li></ul><ul><li...
Publishing process & workflow <ul><li>Finding & Developing the book </li></ul>Literary Agents Authors Publishers To publish?
Publishing process & workflow <ul><li>Preparing & producing the publication </li></ul>Manuscript editing Illustrations Pre...
Publishing process & workflow <ul><li>Marketing the book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance information sheet </li></ul></ul><u...
Factors affecting publication prices <ul><li>Types of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Colour & weight of paper </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Cost components of publications <ul><li>Fixed Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead,...
Sources of publication prices/info <ul><li>Publishers’ catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers’ blurbs </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Types of publications  <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Electroni...
Books  <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A set of sheets of paper bound along one edge and enclosed within pro...
Books <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade (adults’, children’s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></...
Serials <ul><li>Characteristics  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any publication issued in successive parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Serials <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A publication that was written with certain readers in mind </li></u...
Serials <ul><li>Types  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
AV materials <ul><li>Characteristics  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials which do not come within the definition of a book, p...
AV materials <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video recordings e.g. VCDs and DVDs...
Electronic Resources <ul><li>Characteristics  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic format, such as CD-ROM, online, Internet </...
Electronic Resources <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Serials </...
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Collection Development portion of course offered in Nov-Dec 2005 at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

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Lecture 1a: Publishing/Creating Information

  1. 1. Lecture 1a: Publishing/Creating Information Development and Management of Collections
  2. 2. Publishing/Creating Information <ul><li>Objective: To know how information is published or created for distribution or dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s who in the Publishing/Distribution Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing Process & Workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Factors affecting Publication Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Components of Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of Publication Prices/Information </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Publications </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who’s who in the p ublishing & distribution Industry ? <ul><li>Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Literary agents </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Printers / binders </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors / Jobbers / Distributors / Wholesalers </li></ul><ul><li>Retail bookstores </li></ul><ul><li>Book clubs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Publishing process & workflow <ul><li>Finding & Developing the book </li></ul>Literary Agents Authors Publishers To publish?
  5. 5. Publishing process & workflow <ul><li>Preparing & producing the publication </li></ul>Manuscript editing Illustrations Prelims, Index, Design Typesetting, text processing, Printing Binding, Finishing, Production & packaging
  6. 6. Publishing process & workflow <ul><li>Marketing the book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance information sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalogues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Point-of-sale materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertisement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbook inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author’s tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autographing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book parties </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Factors affecting publication prices <ul><li>Types of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Colour & weight of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Acid-free? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If yes, last longer but relatively more expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cover materials </li></ul><ul><li>No. of copies to print </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cost components of publications <ul><li>Fixed Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead, operating expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Variable Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing or running costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependent on paper, printing & binding </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Sources of publication prices/info <ul><li>Publishers’ catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers’ blurbs </li></ul><ul><li>Review journals </li></ul>
  10. 10. Types of publications <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Resources </li></ul>
  11. 11. Books <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A set of sheets of paper bound along one edge and enclosed within protective covers to form a volume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A literary work which is separately published and has an independent physical existence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A non-periodical printed publication </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Books <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade (adults’, children’s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass market paperbacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University press publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks (elementary, secondary, college) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government publications </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Serials <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any publication issued in successive parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A book consisting of parts or volumes published successively with a common title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A publication in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numeric or chronological designations </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Serials <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A publication that was written with certain readers in mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the same title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproduced in more than 1 copy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appear more than once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name/title shared by the multiple copies & issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbering/dating system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indefinite appearance </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Serials <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annuals (reports, yearbooks, directories) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbered monographic series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proceedings, transactions & memoirs of societies & associations (printed, microform, or electronic media) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical and trade journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic serials </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. AV materials <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials which do not come within the definition of a book, periodical or pamphlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require special handling </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. AV materials <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video recordings e.g. VCDs and DVDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound recordings e.g. CDs and cassette tapes </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Electronic Resources <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic format, such as CD-ROM, online, Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can include links to related information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users must have the technical equipment and ability to find and use the information </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Electronic Resources <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Serials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Music </li></ul></ul>

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