Communications and Media

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This is a British Columbia created resource.The Structure of the Book Publishing Industry in Canada (CC BY-NC-ND)

This journal is a collection of student writing for The Structure of the Book Publishing Industry in Canada course offered in the Fall of 2017 for Publishing 391 at Simon Fraser University. All papers have been peer reviewed by the students, received instructor feedback, and revised for publication.

Guides and Toolkits

A Guide To Academic Podcasting This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-ND)

This guidebook is a resource for anyone interested in how to approach academic podcasting. We hope you’ll find this guidebook useful in the classroom, in the studio, and even at home, alongside your cup of morning coffee. Think of this as an invitation into the world of academic podcasting that you can return to time and time again throughout the development of your podcast.

Antiracism Toolkit for Allies [PDF] (CC BY-NC-SA)

This toolkit provides analyses of white advantage and information about how to disrupt racism and create work communities within the scholarly communication industry where everyone thrives. We wrote a guide specifically for white people because white supremacy grants unearned advantages to whites. The work of recognizing these advantages and actively resisting racism is the most crucial work that white people can embrace in order to create meaningful change.

Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations (CC BY-NC-SA)

This toolkit, written by a multiracial group of industry professionals, is intended to help individuals at all levels within scholarly publishing organizations implement inclusive policies, procedures, and norms.

Antiracism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (CC BY-NC-SA)

A toolkit that looks at how Black, Indigenous, and people of color navigate the academic publishing industry. The contributors of this toolkit, BIPOC-identifying publishing professionals of all levels from across the United States and Canada, envision it to be a conversation between us, as well as a resource for future generations of BIPOC workers who will enter the academic publishing industry. Note that although access to this toolkit is not limited, it has been created by BIPOC in publishing, and is intended to be a resource primarily for BIPOC.

Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication (CC BY-NC-SA)

These guidelines emerged out of a growing need for more comprehensive and global guidelines to help authors, editors, and reviewers recognize the use of language and images that are inclusive and culturally sensitive.


Scribus (GNU GPL)

This is open source publishing software, and page layout program for Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana, Debian GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku and Windows. It supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK colors, spot colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.


This is a British Columbia created resource.The Web, Publishing, and Ourselves (CC BY)

This book is a guide to thinking about the relationship between technology and the publishing industry, but in doing so, it offers a critical examination of the ways in which technologies are shaping our personal lives and the way we structure our society. For how can we understand the intersection of technologies and publishing without first exploring the role of technology and technology companies, in shaping our values, our psychology, our way of interacting and relating to one another?


Centre for the History of the Book (CC BY)

A series of videos designed to introduce key skills for Book Historians. The videos provide guidance on how to handle rare books, how to tell a quarto from an octavo, how paper is made and where watermarks come from, how to read and write a collation, how to use a scholarly edition and more. These videos offer a useful resource for mastering research techniques that can be difficult to learn from a book.

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