Course Catalog

LIS 457 Digital Publishing

Digital publishing has fundamentally altered who can be a publisher along with the formats and devices in which the content is consumed. This survey course focuses upon the technologies and the forces that shape them. Emphasis is upon how to select, manage, and evaluate these options both professionally and personally. Many of these systems are turn-key and/or paywall technologies deployed in cloud computing, tablet, and mobile applications that can be used in library, archives, museums and other institutions. There are many issues to consider including digital rights management, accessibility design, and privacy policies as we typically cannot design around or legally alter the content of these products. This course will also include discussion of micro-publishing venues, markup formats, and multimedia integration. Other considerations will include publishing on demand, crowd-created content, and international concerns.