Module Identifier DS33210  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Gwilym Huws  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Miss Alyson Tyler, Ms Tanya C Rogers  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours Seminar. 2 x 1 hour sessions This module will be delivered using supported self-study whereby all students work through a printed, open learning package. These sessions will introduce students to the concept of student centred learning. In addition, students will be supported by electronic tutorials using the Department's computer conferencing facility.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment One 10 minute presentation  50%
Semester Assessment One report of 1,500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to:

Brief description

The publishing industry underpins the work of librarians and how it operates has implications for how libarians work, and of course, what items they stock in their libraries.
The module considers the relationship between libraries and the book trade together with three areas of the law (copyright, Public Lending Right, and censorship) which affect both libraries and the trade. It studies each step of the publishing process, the role of marketing and how books are promoted and the different types of publishers, including issues related to electronic publishing. Additionaly, the module examines the publishing industry in the Celtic countries, as well as the role of women''s publishers today.

Transferable skills

During the course of the module the following skills will be developed

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Clark, G (2001) Inside Book Publishing 3rd. London: Routledge
Owen, L (1997) An expanding range of possibilities; in "Selling rights", pp 28-32 3rd. London: Routledge
Turner, J. and Tyler, A The Net book agreement


This module is at CQFW Level 6