Language Arts & Disciplines

The Impact of Print-On-Demand on Academic Books

Author: Suzanne Wilson-Higgins

Publisher: Chandos Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The convergence of online book selling, digital printing, digital document workflow management and the computerization of small parcel logistics created a unique opportunity to create a viable commercial model for printing and supplying books on demand. This innovation was swiftly embraced by the academic publishing community heralding the rescue of the languishing academic monograph. The possibilities captured the imagination of creative academic and niche publishers enabling custom publishing, student editions of monographs, self-compiled wiki books and even the establishment of new university presses and open access publishers. The Impact of Print on-Demand on Academic Books takes an in-depth look at this phenomenon by looking back on two decades of innovation, reviewing the present state of academic publishing with respect to works being printed on demand and compiling the current forecasts and speculation about the future of academic and niche publishing given the impact of print on-demand. Presents knowledge on the print-on-demand industry and chronicles developments and their impact on publishing Provides a useful guide for practitioners and students of publishing, and is ideal for academic publishing historians and business academics interested in innovation and digital developments Includes an international perspective, with information from Europe, North America, Australia, and Singapore/China Chronicles business case studies collected from interviews with key individuals from companies who have shaped, or are shaping, the academic POD landscape

Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers

Author: Barbara Ripp Safford

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Education

Page: 353

View: 884

Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers.
Copyright and electronic data processing

Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books

Author: Denise Troll Covey

Publisher: Digital Library Federation


Category: Copyright and electronic data processing

Page: 63

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What are the stumbling blocks to digitization? Is copyright law a major barrier? Is it easier to negotiate with some types of publishers than with others? To what extent does the age of the material influence permission decisions? This report, by Denise Troll Covey, principal librarian for special projects at Carnegie Mellon University, responds to many of these questions. It begins with a brief, cogent overview of U.S. copyright laws, licensing practices, and technological developments in publishing that serve as the backdrop for the current environment. It then recounts in detail three efforts undertaken at Carnegie-Mellon University to secure copyright permission to digitize and provide open access to books with scholarly content.
Antiquarian booksellers

Sporting Books

Author: Gary L. Eastabrook (Firm)



Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: 9

View: 152

Booksellers and bookselling

A Manual on Bookselling

Author: Robert David Hale



Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: 532

View: 512

Language Arts & Disciplines

Buying Books

Author: Audrey Eaglen

Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

View: 131

By demonstrating how publishers work and what motivates them, this guide shows librarians how they can buy the titles they want most, and do so at the best possible price. It has special sections on choosing vendors, book ordering processes and automated acquisitions systems.
Voyages and travels

Mandeville's Travels

Author: Sir John Mandeville



Category: Voyages and travels

Page: 554

View: 702

Language Arts & Disciplines

Book Selection

Author: David Spiller

Publisher: London : C. Bingley


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

View: 825