Communications and Media
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.
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 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?
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.