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Despite the importance of books and the written word in Chinese society, the history of the book in China is a topic that has been little explored. This pioneering volume of essays, written by historians, art historians, and literary scholars, introduces the major issues in the social and cultural history of the book in late imperial China. Informed by many insights from the rich literature on the history of the Western book, these essays investigate the relationship between the manuscript and print culture; the emergence of urban and rural publishing centers; the expanding audience for books; the development of niche markets and specialized publishing of fiction, drama, non-Han texts, and genealogies; and more.
Many graphic designers who have a degree course or extensive training behind them have little knowledge of the actual requirements of the printing process. Often afraid to admit it, every time they send a job to the printer they experience a period of nail-biting anxiety because they don't know how it's going to turn out. The book aims to give designers the confidence to do everything necessary to ensure trouble-free, high-quality printing - to calibrate images, both colour and black and white; adjust trapping to appropriate levels in all the major software applications, and mix colours that won't print as something that is a complete surprise. It explains scanning and resolution, and discusses good and bad image formats, describing techniques to make images look good in print - even if they have been downloaded from the internet. There is advice on how to get accurate quotes from a printer, and a checklist to use when sending a job to print.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Primary Research Group
Includes survey statistics on the following topics: 1, library dimensions; 2, library staff and salaries; 3, trends in the overall library budget; 4, use of the librarian's time; 5, trends in the content/materials budget; 6, database procurement decision-making; 7, CD-ROM subscriptions; 8, use of print and electronic journals; 9, use of photocopy machines and high speed printers; 10, cataloging; 11, site licenses; 12, spending on books; 13, spending on directories; 14, trends in patron visits to the physical library.
This important reference volume covers developments in aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. Over forty contributors, all of whom are experts in their subject, provide an overview of their field along with extensive further references which act as a starting point for further research. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years and will be essential reading for all scholars, library professionals and students.
TheZurich Investment & Savings Handbook covers every aspect of investment and savings enabling the reader to make informed choices, whilst providing invaluable advice on developing and maintaining a sound savings plan and investment portfolio.