On the changing processes of textual production and distribution from past to present, and the impacts of digitization, the internet, and e-book readers on the future of publishing. Considering the changing roles of publishers, editors, and designers, as well as changes in the workflow from author to reader. Examining issues and concerns of specialty publishing (trades; scientific, technical, medical; university presses).
Keywords: Print, Design, Formats, Roles, Specialty Publishing, Marketing, Distribution, Intellectual Property Rights, Mobile Devices, Multi-modal, Technology, Future Directions
Reading and writing and changes in these processes over time. Redefining literacy and exploring new strategies for literacy education.
Keywords: Reading, Writing, Education, Textbooks, Literacy, e-Learning, Multimedia, Multi-literacies, Literature
On the book as an object and artifact the changing role of the book. Consideration of the form, structure, and processes of libraries, archives, multi-media resources.
Keywords: The Book, Libraries, Cataloguing, Metadata, Resource Discovery, Manuscripts, Archives, Future Directions
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